Paco and Pepe: One step closer to getting in The Hidden City

Leguizamón Martinianus 2974 Buenos Aires Argentina - Google Maps Aerial 2

This satellite photo shows how dense the housing is in Buenos Aires’ notorious Hidden City.

Leguizamón Martinianus 2974 Buenos Aires Argentina - Google Maps Aerial 1

This zoomed out satellite photo shows Hidden City (bounded in this photo by yellow). It is estimated that as many as 30,000 people live in this walled city.

A very small portion of The HIdden City.  It-s estimated that 30,000 people live in the ghetto of Buenos Aires

A very small portion of The HIdden City. It-s estimated that 30,000 people live in the ghetto of Buenos Aires

The story about Paco and Pepe is moving forward…swiftly.

My South American agent, TransTerra, already has a couple of clients interested in the story and I haven’t even set foot in The Hidden City yet. There’s something mysterical, magical and menacing about this story that is already capturing the attention of people all over the globe.

Last night I got an email from the director of Conviven. He was answering my request for an interview and a ticket into The Hidden City. He said he’s glad someone is willing to turn the light on the situation here in Buenos Aires’ poorest and most violent barrio.

Conviven is a NGO in Argentina. Conviven’s goal is to promote social and community development for children, teenagers and families living in the Hidden City.

The Hidden City is so violent that even the “policia” won’t go there and in September, a photojournalist from France was shot and killed before he even step foot into this forbidden zone.

I hope to be able to spend a couple nights there.

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