Vásquez is founder and director of La Salsa de Hoy Dance Studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The day was clear and the air a bit warmer than usual. The sound of sirens, helicopters and fighter jets all were new for us, or rather unusual. Confusion took over quickly and even though there were many signs that something was going to happen, no one believed it could happen to us, in our own country.
Politics is a subsidiary function of economics, and democracy an agreeable by-product of capitalism.