After the introduction Milena provided me about the environment and the tasks I was going to find, I was ready to start this experience.
To reach the place was a bit difficult at the beginning, but nothing so serious. After all, I am still alive! La Boca is an unique barrio where it is possible to observe a deeply different social reality from the city. Here the walls show the history of the place, its problems and its fight for a better place to live. As Tania —one of the women that leads the political organization— told me, there is something such as a tradition of muraleros, who is part of the community’s involvement in the political struggle.
In particular, last week saw the 3° Encuentro de Muraleros, an artistic event aiming to contrast the local Government’s will to cancel these graffiti – and with them, the barrio’s history –. On these days, we managed to interview those artists and send their stories “on air”, while I had the duty to write an article over the topic in Spanish. Moreover, I had the possibility to bring two colleagues to the radio and show them how they work and what their purposes are.
Soldati is a different environment: the barrio’s conditions are even more different from the centre compared to what I found in La Boca. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity because I started knowing more what is the real condition of the country. Here in Soldati I am part of the podcast as a speaker, so I can be involved in a challenging work and be an effective member of the team.
We go on air on Thursday: last day I looked at some newspapers and worked on the news form the other Latin American countries. However, we talked mostly about Pepsico’s workers, an issue I personally did not know and that was interesting to discover.
The adventure goes on!