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On 29 July 2010, the Mexican militia killed one of the country’s most powerful drug lords, “Nacho” Coronel. Several hours later, the President visited Expo Guadalajara, an important convention center. I used to live nearby, and we were held under a state of siege for several hours, cornered by military and police forces. This was not the worst part, since from then on, several times a day for the next months, helicopters patrolled the area, thus modifying the soundscape and placing citizens under direct surveillance.

Soundscapes suffer radical changes due to socio-political events. Listening tells us about our context. This work includes sounds of helicopters captured during both events.

Category Mexico, politics and society