TEPITO"In Tepito everything's for sale, except the people's dignity"
--Fernando, regional leader of commerce in Tepito.
Tepito is the black market district of Mexico City and you can buy anything you want there - sneakers, software, arms, animals and more (though it is rather hard to find organs there, apparently Tijuana's the place for kidneys). Historically, one of the most dangerous districts in Mexico City, Tepito received its name from its inhabitants over 90 years ago. To watch each other's backs the residents would whistle if there was danger approaching - if something happens to you, "Me pitas", if something happens to me "Te pito".
Migas con hueso is the traditional dish of tepito and there are various stands and little restaurants throughout the neighborhood selling the dish. It's some type of bone marrow soup and is filled with herbs, bread, and huge beef bones.
We ended our black market tourism at the Tepito Community Center where off-duty cops and neighborhood dudes play handball - Fernando had to talk to some guy there about some business. It was Thursday and according to Fernando: Viernes son sociales, Sábados sexuales y Domingos familiares.