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About Carlos in DC

Carlos in DC is a personal blog that I started by December 2007. I’m an undocumented gay immigrant living in Washington DC, and I blog mostly about the city’s places, cultures, peoples and politics, about the Latino community and immigration related topics. Follow me in Twitter as @CarlosQC

  • As a migrant, I write about the impact of the U.S. government policies on the peoples of the Americas, policies created mostly in Washington, DC, especially immigration.
  • As a person of Native heritage, I write about Latinos in the U.S. who are mostly Indigenous and Afro descendants among other heritages.
  • As a gay Two-Spirit person, I blog also about LGBT rights in the U.S.

Carlos A. Quiroz

New media activist, writer, artist painter. I create social media since 2006, my blogs are: Carlos in DC, Peruanista, Two Spirits One. I attended college for Architecture and Art painting, and I didn’t graduate. I was a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. My work (video, photography, writing) has been reproduced in at least 12 countries. I’ve been invited to 5 social media conferences in the U.S. I was born in Peru and live in the U.S. for the past 15 years. I’m an undocumented immigrant. My heritage is Native American. I’m gay Two-Spirit. I dare to be fair.

My blogs: Carlos in DCPeruanista and TwoSpiritsOne.

Follow me in Twitter as @CarlosQC and in Facebook as Carlos in DC.

This is an independent blog and is not for profit. All the content that I create can be reproduced freely under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported, as long as the source is mentioned.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2011 12:29 am

    Hey Kofi. I’m glad we connected online.

  2. October 31, 2011 12:28 am

    Por supuesto. Muchas gracias.

  3. October 31, 2011 12:26 am

    Richard, please email me directly so we can exchange information about ways to get a copy of your book. Thank you for your valuable work in behalf of the Ashaninka, a peaceful community of people who were greatly affected by the civil war of last century in Peru, as you know. People like yourself remind me of the good side of these United States, which cares about the world and peace.

    My email is

  4. October 31, 2011 12:15 am

    Don’t take my words and my protest against injustice and abuse in a different way, I never insulted president Obama, at least not intentionally. I believe he is committing war crimes and benefiting the rich and the corrupted mafias of Wall Street, and that his mistakes are affecting the whole world.

    Actually his own lies and his actions are proof of the kind of person president Obama is. Trust me, I wish he would be a successful president for the sake of this nation and the world.

    You can stay in denial if you want, or you can use race, origin and nationality as a way to intimidate me and to try to silence me. But there are brave U.S. citizens already waking up to the lies.

  5. Anonymous permalink
    September 15, 2011 7:31 pm

    Hey, stop insulting the President, have some respect for this country. Talk about taking advantage of it while you hate and promote division, if you don’t like it here, go back to Peru, hypocrite!

  6. Richard P Stevens permalink
    August 14, 2011 1:55 pm

    Hello Carlos, I came to your blog by chance following news of the arrival here in DC of Humala. I congratulate you on your independent efforts. I notice you indicate that yourself as being native-American which in the Peruvian context I assume you are of the indigenous population You might be interested to know that I have been working to assist largely Ashaninka based efforts in the Rio Tambo District of Satipo-Junin to secure desperately needed assistance in all areas – education, health, social services – as has been the case in Peru from the time of the Spanish conquest the indigenous have been the victims of racism and largely exploited. Fortunately Fujimora was not the victor and hopefully we will see the continuation of Peruvian growth but now made inclusive. You might be interested to secure a copy of my recently published memoir, A JOURNEY INTO THE WORLD; REFLACTIONS OF AN ITINERANT PROFESSOR which details my Peruvian involvement to the present and my general take on Latin America. Buen suerte. Richard P Stevens

  7. Anonymous permalink
    June 10, 2011 2:50 pm

    Hola Carlos, me gustaria que estemos en contacto para intercambiar ideas. Mi correo es


    Juan Perez

  8. JOSE F VELASQUEZ-GAGO permalink
    March 25, 2011 6:27 pm

    Are we allowed to post in Spanish?
    I like your blog. It is very insightful and cleverly written.

  9. Kofi Martin permalink
    March 21, 2011 12:40 pm

    Hi Carlos. I was simply doing a google search for information about afro-colombianos and I ran across your website. Particularly I was looking for voices of Afro-Colombian, Afro-Carribean, essentially Afro-Latino literature. I’m a black, gay, latino loving gringo myself and I find that we have many interesting things in common. My dad is actually African, Ghana is his home. I’m currently teaching music theory here in Bogota, Colombia and felt like I have been a bit voiceless in regards to my experiences here. Experiences here meaning 2 years of learning about Colombian music, and culture. It’s a rich environment, I must say. Anyway, I look forward to following your blog, I myself lived in DC for a semester working at the National Endowment for the Arts, love DuPont and Fuego. Continue writing, great stuff.

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