London Mayoral Election are taking place next week.
For the first time, I attend the assembly as I wanted to see the presence of the Latin American community being part of it. They opened the assembly with a brilliant show uniting all the Latin American nationalities of talented dancers, singers and artists with so much energy and being introduced as "London and British citizens."
After the excitement of the opening of the show, doubts and questions left place to the boring and hypocritical political debate:
1- If the Latin American community is considered and recognised as part of London, how come both Latin American business clusters and hearts of the community in Elephant and Castle and Seven Sisters are threatened by property developers and pushed on the outskirts of London without any prior consultation from any political parties and local authorities?
2- Why none of the Latin American community members have been invited to speak out and join the political debate during the assembly?
3. Why were they only valued for their amazing artistic talent and for being hard working cleaners (as some were representing cleaners in the assembly)? The Latin American community is much more than that, don't you think?
4- What action can we take to change this?