Was Marcelo Ebrard the Earl Schieb of Mexico City? Are paint shops more politically connected anywhere in the world than they are in Mexico City ?
Consider the taxi.
In the late 90s when we lived in Mexico, this is what the street taxis looked like:
The famous Vochos.
When Ebrard became mayor in 2008, he decreed a color change (maybe he graduated from florida state?):
In 2010 he rolled out the “for women only” taxis (I am not making this up):
Now he’s gone, but the powers that be in Chilangolandia have decreed yet another color change for taxis that must be completed by 2017:
This is another great example of how governments can solve any problem, even ones that don’t exist.