It’s been a turbulent summer in Mexico, though you may have had no idea. The country has been experiencing a radical surge of activism which major media outlets seem to be avoiding. The ongoing movement in Mexico City is shaping up to be the largest civil protest in history, with estimations of over 100,000 dissenters making some very exciting progress.
The protest is being fueled by controversies surrounding last month’s presidential election. It was spearheaded by Yo Soy 132, a student organization who vehemently demand an annulment of the ballot. President elect Enrique Pena Nieto has been blamed with manipulating popular media outlets in his favor, in addition to buying votes.
The lack of popular coverage may stem from the increasing success of the movement. Yo Soy 132 has expressed its qualms peacefully and articulately, with the potential to set a global precedent for future revolts. Their video manifesto can be seen below, in which they passionately stress their belief “that a condition necessary to fix this situation consist in empowering the common citizen through information.”Tweet