Someone thought up this scheme as a way to distribute materiél to groups of fighters. It happened at a staged wedding at a park in Mejicanos. Some cadres showed up and decorated the park with streamers and cutouts of hearts and lovebirds. There was a guitar band, a priest, mountains of presents on tables. Guests came from all over the city, people who were strangers to the neighborhood, which in itself didn’t look right. The presents actually contained grenades, pistols, ammo clips, howitzer parts. It was strange to see the guests departing with the gifts and the bride and groom hanging around empty-handed, sipping champagne with the priest. It all came undone when neighborhood kids showed up expecting free sandwiches and there weren’t any; this important detail had been overlooked. The so-called guests vamoosed before the counterrevolutionaries arrived, but the plan only barely succeeded.