Monthly Archives: July 2012

Speech

This speech was given during the 24hr peaceful blockade outside Televisa that took place in Mexico City this week.
Click on the cc button on the Youtube bar to activate the subtitles.

24hr blockade

The Guardian:

“Thousands of protesters have blockaded the studios of Televisa,Mexico‘s most popular TV network, accusing it of biased coverage of the 1 July presidential election.”

“The protesters allege that Televisa supported Enrique Peña Nieto, who won the election by almost 7 percentage points over leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador.”

To read the whole article click here.

22nd of July

By Ludovic Celle

Money laundering

The Guardian:

“The runner-up in Mexico’s recent presidential election has added the charge of money laundering to his efforts to get the country’s electoral tribunal to invalidate the victory of Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the left wing Party of Democratic Revolution, or PRD, presented his challenge to the the electoral authorities last week. It contained 58 boxes of documents initially focused on allegations of extensive vote buying, systematic bias in the media, manipulated opinion polls and massive overspending.”

To read the whole article click here.

Outside Mexico

There are many “Yo soy 132” groups outside Mexico. Here are pictures of some of them.

Paris

Barcelona

Melbourne

London

Montreal

Netherlands

Madrid

Munich

About the protests in Mexico.

Published on Jul 9, 2012 by 

“In the past, Mexico’s democratic process has been tarnished by election fraud. The recent election results have compelled thousands of Mexicans to take to the streets to protest the Enrique Peña Nieto victory. Nieto, a member of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional party, is being accused of rigging the election where he won 38.2 percent of the vote. The protesters are alleging the PRI party bought people’s votes and John Ackerman, a professor at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, joins us with his take on the march.”

Text taken from the Youtube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nqos3u4Vow&feature=youtu.be

Protest agains imposition

A mass protest against the imposition of Enrique Peña Nieto as the future president of Mexico has been schedule for tomorrow, the 22nd of July. The call is every city in Mexico and the world.

Expo Faraud

This event, like many others that are taking place all over the country,  aimed to inform the general public about the election’s irregularities and the vote buying campaign conducted by the PRI party pervious to the presidential election. The exposition took place in the city of Durango on the 16th of July. Inside the tent  items that where used by the PRI to buy or influence people’s vote were displayed. The price per item, an approximate figure of how many items where given and the total amount that was spent on them where shown next to each product.