Mi Valedor

Mexico City, Mexico
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INSP Awards: Best Street Paper Design 2017 Nominees

All this week, we’re announcing the nominees for the 2017 INSP Awards – and today it’s the top ten in the Best Design category.

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INSP Awards: Best Cover 2017 Nominees Revealed

It’s been another brilliant year for street paper covers, and we’re delighted to announce the first set of nominees for this year’s INSP Awards – kicking off with the hotly-contested Best Cover category.

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Our vendors: Camaxtli Ortiz (Mi Valedor, Mexico City, Mexico)

Camaxtli used to live with his family in Cuernavaca, but felt that he relied on them too much. Since coming to Mexico City, he has learnt more about himself and acquired some unusual skills at Mi Valedor workshops.

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Our vendors: Salomón Martínez (Mi Valedor, Mexico City, Mexico)

Salomon has always been a salesman. After falling into bad company and trouble with the law, he now sells Mi Valedor. “My self-confidence is returning,” he says, as he works toward his dream of being a family man with his own house.

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“We are a part of something much greater” – INSP summit scholarships enhance street paper movement

INSP scholarships to the Global Street Paper Summit allow emerging street papers to learn from the expertise within the network, and bring new voices to the global conversation.

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Sizzling summer street paper covers are animal mad!

Soak up a summery selection of animal-mad street paper covers with pugs, wolves, chickens, seagulls and crabs – plus Pikachu and the fish star of Finding Dory.

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INSP Awards: street paper finalists for Best Online Presence

Like all print media, cultivating a strong online presence is becoming increasingly important for the world’s street papers. Meet our four tech-savvy finalists for Best Online Presence.

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Campaigning and celebrating with April’s street paper covers

The mood in the network feels celebratory this April, with some big anniversaries and some big names. Street paper covers applaud some true heroes – including Luke Skywalker, Korean escapees, and our vendors.

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INSP Awards: discover the top 10 street paper covers for 2015/16

From the political to the cultural – and Beyoncé to Jesus Christ – the range of hard-hitting and beautiful covers nominated for the INSP Awards underscores the creativity in our network.

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INSP Awards: best street paper design of 2015/16 revealed

All this week, we reveal the longlisted entries for the editorial categories of the INSP Awards. Today we unveil the top ten in the Best Design category.

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Our vendors: Francisco Dominguez (Mi Valedor, Mexico City)

“I don’t want to be remembered as homeless or a drug addict. I want to be remembered for doing something worthwhile with my life,” says Francisco Dominguez who sells Mi Valedor in Mexico City.

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Mi Valedor: Swiss street paper Surprise finds Mexican colleagues continuing battle against poverty

Surprise journalist Ana Felker meets with vendors and staff at Mi Valedor in Mexico City. She finds a team who are fighting for the opportunity to make a living, in a country where nearly half the population live in poverty.

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Rock gods to proud vendors: February’s street paper covers are out of this world

From rock gods to proud vendors, February’s street paper covers featured lots of fascinating and inspiring people. Explore the world’s street papers here.

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INSP Awards 2016 open for entries

The INSP Awards 2016 – the annual celebration of excellence and innovation within the street paper network – are now open for entries.

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World’s street papers celebrate #VendorWeek 2016

It’s only Day 2 and INSP’s fourth international #VendorWeek is already in full swing. Here’s how dozens of street papers are joining the celebration worldwide.

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Street paper convert starts documentary mission

A passionate street paper convert, explains how a meeting with a Real Change vendor, and volunteering at INSP’s Global Street Paper Summit in Seattle, has inspired him to undertake a creative journey.

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INSP’s newest street paper Mi Valedor goes from strength to strength in Mexico City

From the streets of Mexico City to the TV screens of Seattle and the street papers of Europe, it’s a thumbs-up for Mi Valedor in their first year.

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World’s street papers celebrate landmark anniversaries in 2016

From a first birthday to 25 glorious years in print, find out why 2016 promises to be a big year for celebrating our street paper family.

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Our Vendors: Horacio (Mi Valedor, Mexico City)

“At age 15, I was sleeping rough in the Alameda Central, a public park in downtown Mexico City.” Mi Valedor showed Horacio he had the courage to move forward.

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INSP Advent Calendar: day 11

The #INSPadvent Christmas countdown takes us to Mexico today… Open the window to meet Mi Valedor vendor Manuel.

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Bold #VendorWeek 2016 campaign launched by INSP

This year’s campaign tells vendors’ stories in a challenging and surprising way.

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Our Vendors: Oscar (Mi Valedor, Mexico City)

“I don’t want to die on the streets like so many others.” Oscar sells Mexico’s first street paper, Mi Valedor, in Mexico City. He reflects on how the paper is helping him get back on his feet.

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Mi Valedor interviewed for Seattle TV

During the 2015 Global Street Paper Summit, Maria Portilla of Mi Valedor spoke to Univision Seattle about her street paper and the benefits of INSP membership.  

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Celebrating #VendorWeek 2015 with Mi Valedor: the world’s newest street paper

As INSP’s #VendorWeek continues around the world, a ground-breaking new project is on the verge of launching in Mexico City. Mi Valedor is the world’s newest street paper.