June 29, 1962, (Mexico City), 2014
Ink on Duralar, 40” x 54”

Motorcade from JFK and Jackie Kennedy’s trip to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos in 1962.

And what we all thought was, the President who visited us, the Catholic President, that’s what we called him, because he was a president that understood us, that respected our traditions and customs, and that hurt us even more, because he identified himself with our idiosyncrasy.

Y lo que pensaba uno era, bueno, es el presidente que nos visitó, es el presidente católico, así decíamos, porque es el presidente que nos entiende, que tiene respeto a nuestras tradiciones y costumbres, y eso es lo que nos dolía todavía más porque él se identificaba con la indosicracia de nosotros.