1) Marcia Ochoa states, “A project that strives for social transformation must embrace and negotiate both complexity and frustrating political subjects” (447). According to the author, why is it important that locas REMAIN outside the expectations of a “civil society”?
2) What does their exclusion from citizenship say about the production of the nation? Who plays a role in their exclusion?
3) Why does Ochoa argue that foreigners visiting places such as Venezuela, must not try to “bring light or voice”? (449)
4) How would transformistas work to transform the concept of citizenship? Why does Ochoa argue that attempts to transform citizenship would lead to similar exclusions and limitations that the current citizenship model has?