Wow, I haven’t been there since February, and at that point the changes weren’t really noticeable. What a shame the city is harassing gays. Given what we do to real estate values, they should be encouraging us.
Sure underage drinking and drug use may be a problem, but jeez, Mexico City has a ton of more pressing problems. The police, despite their sheer numbers (and automatic weapons), are nearly completely ineffectual against real crime (read: kidnapping, drug trafficking, muggings, rape, etc.), and pretty hopeless against lesser, but still problematic evils such as traffic violations. On one of my trips, I was rear-ended by someone without a driver’s license, insurance, and driving someone else’s car. When the police showed up, they didn’t even so much as ticket him.
If the mayor and police “clean up” the Zona Rosa, they will have done a great disservice to both the gay community and the city at large. Let’s hope this effort fails.