Vendors sell drinks to protesters in Mexico City's Zocalo during June 10 YoSoy132 demonstration. (Photo courtesy Julie Louisa Hagenbuch via Flickr under Creative Commons license. License details below.).
Mexico to choose new president July 1
In Aguascalientes, Mexico, a group of young people passed out leaflets to passerby in the city’s busy downtown. A young
A sign from the YoSoy132 movement is seen in Mexico City on May 23. (Photo courtesy Marianna Fierro via Flickr under Creative Commons license. License details below)
woman wore a homemade poster that protested the murders of women in the state of Mexico, while her companions distributed leaflets that flashed a satiric image of former Mexico state governor and current presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto.
Contrasting Peña’s spending on publicity with a state debt the 2012 standard-bearer of the Institutional Revolutionary Party and Mexican Green Party reportedly left behind, the broadside also criticized Peña’s gubernatorial record for other affronts to society, including increased crime rates, higher malnutrition and the 2006 state raid against protesters in the town of Atenco that resulted in international human rights complaints of police rape.
“Inform yourself well,” the leaflet appealed. “And think through your vote.”