About the recent protests

The Guardian:

“Students, unionists and leftists in Mexico City carried signs reading: “Peña, how much did it cost to become president?” and “Mexico, you pawned your future for 500 pesos.”

Officials estimated about 50,000 demonstrators gathered at the central Zocalo plaza.

“Peña Nieto, a youthful 45-year-old married to a soap star, won last Sunday’s election by 6.6 percentage points, according to the official count, bringing the PRI back to power after 12 years in opposition. The party had ruled Mexico for 71 consecutive years, with what critics say was the help of corruption, patronage and vote fraud.

PRI officials deny buying votes and say the elections were free and fair.”

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