As previously mentioned, the city is full of political graffiti. You could say that the graffiti makes the city ugly, but I like getting the daily reminder that there are people who care about fighting for better education, more inclusion, human rights.
Less repression, more inclusion. Stop the transphobia
"Abortion in the hospital", "International day of the working woman",
"Public education", "Don't let the laws destroy your love"
"The prisons deny the validity of human rights"
"Disability shouldn't be impossibility"
I think it might have to do with the fact that their country was an actual military dictatorship just 35 years ago.
The first week I started noticing the message "Dónde está Santiago Maldonado?" here and there. "Where is Santiago Maldonado?"
Maldonado disappeared after participating in a demonstration with the Mapuche community on 1st August. A few weeks ago I saw on the news that he was found in a river. Supposedly he was chased by the national security force until he fell into the river and drowned, but I don't know what are confirmed facts and not. In any case this event has engaged a lot of people, and last week there was a big march for Santiago in town.
"PROUD" is Spanish. Or really the word is orgulloso/orgullosa depending on gender, but as well as in Sweden where we've invented the gender neutral pronoun "hen" that can be used instead of han/hon (he/she), here they are using the "X" instead. Usually in Spanish you just use the masculine whenever there is a mixed group, but it's cool to see that there is a discussion about that here too. I've also noticed my friends here writing "Hola chic@s" for the o/a. It's cool to see how global the "equality for all genders and sexual orientations" is. it makes me orgullosx.