Pat has lived in the Zona for almost 20 years, however, she speaks almost no Spanish. I had met her on a previous trip down and on this day, I offered to buy her a few tacos. It was quite funny with us both trying to figure out how to say that she wanted onions on her asada taco! Update: in the summer of 2017, I received word that Pat has passed away in the local hospital. I know she had epilepsy. It was widely rumored that she also had HIV but I do not believe that is true. I have not spoken with her husband since she passed.
Pat has lived in Zona Norte since the late 1990s. She was a dancer at one of the bigger strip clubs during that time. She reports that she made 800 - 1000 pesos a day dancing. Yesterday, I saw Pat (she has been wearing this same shirt the last four times I've seen her over this past month) and her husband was with her. They have been together for more 25 years.