Yo soy 132 gets to Wikipedia

In case you want to learn more about the student movement ‘Yo soy 132’ and the other actors involved in its development, such as the media outlet Televisa and the PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, you can now visit the ‘Yo soy 132′ Wikipedia entry. 


Freedom of expression in Mexico?

There is a high price for the truth in Mexico and it is journalists who often have to pay. This is a documentary about the struggle of Mexican journalism.

Boycotting Corona Capital


Escribimos este texto para que puedas apoyar el boicot del festival Corona Capital. ¿Cómo? enviando esta carta a una, o varias, de las bandas que asistirán al evento. La finalidad es informar a los músicos que tocarán en el festival el por qué se está tomando esta acción. Esperamos que con la participación de todos las bandas reciban nuestro mensaje.

Estas son las instrucciones:

  1. Copia la carta con todos los links.
  2. Selecciona una banda y busca los nombres de sus integrantes en la lista de abajo.
  3. Cambia el texto rojo de la carta por la información correspondiente (fecha, nombre de los integrantes de la banda y tu nombre).
  4. Envía la carta al la banda que seleccionaste. Para ello puedes ir a su muro de FB o buscar su contacto en su página de internet.
  5. Comparte el link para que más personas envíen cartas.

Un saludo,




Dear all,

We have made this letter to support the boycott to the Corona Capital music festival. The details of why we have decided to boycott the event are in the letter below. If after reading the letter you decide you would like to help us with the project here is what you could do:
  1. Copy the letter. Including all the links.
  2. Select a band from the list below and copy the names of its members.
  3. Substitute the red text in the letter for the corresponding information(date, name of the band members and your name).
  4. Send the letter to the band you picked. You could post it on their FB wall or find their address on their website.
  5. Share the link to get more people to send their letters.





La carta/ The letter:

Bandas que tocarán en el Corona Capital/ Bands playing at the festival:

The Black Keys: Dan Auerbach y Patrick Carney
New Order: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris
Franz Ferdinand:  Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Nick McCarthy and Paul Thomson.
Suede: Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling
The Hives: Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Vigilante Carlstroem, Dr. Matt Destruction, Chris Dangerous
My Morning Jacket:  Jim James, Tom ‘Two-Tone Tommy’ Blankenship, Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel  and Bo Koster.
Florence and The Machines: Florence Welch, Isabella Summers.
Basement Jaxx: Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe.
Snow Patrol:  Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson and Tom Simpson
Miike Snow: Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Andrew Wyatt
DJ SHadow: Josh Davis
Cat Power: Charlyn Marie Marshall
Sleigh Bells:  Derek Edward Miller and Alexis Krauss
The Drums: Jonathan Pierce, Jacob Graham, Myles Matheny, Danny Lee Allen, Connor Hanwick
Major Lazer: Thomas Wesley Pentz
M. Ward: Matthew Stephen Ward
The Maccabees: Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis, Sam Doyle
Modeselektor: Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (son alemanes)
A-Trak: Alain Macklovitch
The Kills:  Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince
The Vaccines: Justin Young, Árni Hjörvar, Freddie Cowan, Pete Robertson
James Murphy: ese es su nombre
The Walkmen: Hamilton Leithauser, Paul Maroon, Walter Martin, Peter Bauer, Matt Barrick
Die Antwoord: Watkin Tudor Jones and Yolandi Visser (son de Sudafrica)
León Larregui: es el de Zoé
Death In Vegas: Richard Maguire and Tim Holmes
Tegan and Sara: Tegan Quin, Sara Quin
The Big Pink: Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell.
Neon Indian: Alan Palomo, Leanne Macomber, Jason Faries, Ed Priesner, Joshua McWhirter
Black Lips: Cole Alexander, Jared Swilley, Ian Saint Pé, Joe Bradley
Alabama Shakes: Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell and Steve Johnson
Iron and Wine: Samuel Beam
The Raveonettes: Sune Rose Wagner, Sharin Foo
The Wallflowers: Jakob Dylan, Rami Jaffee, Greg Richling, Stuart Mathis, Jack Irons
Hello Seahorse!: Fernando Burgos, Gabriel G. De León, Denise Gutiérrez, José Borunda (estos son mexicans)
Here we go magic: Luke Temple, Michael Bloch, Peter Hale, Jen Turner
Mutemath: Paul Meany, Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas, Todd Gummerman, Darren King



Peña Nieto-Televisa relationship

The close relationship between media and politics in Mexico played a fundamental roll on Peña Nieto’s victory on the recent Presidential election. Televisa, Mexico’s biggest media outlet, has provided bias information on favour of Peña Nieto, the PRI Presidential candidate, for years. This time line shows some of the main known facts about the Peña Nieto- Televisa relationship.

“2005 Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI, still a little-known politician, is elected governor of the State of Mexico. The Mexican magazine Proceso publishes a copy of a budget proposal and promotional deal allegedly designed to raise his national profile through extensive advertising and new coverage.

2006 Felipe Calderón of the PAN wins the presidential election by a tiny margin over left wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador who claims he was cheated of victory by fraud and dirty media tricks. The PRI’s candidate, Roberto Madrazo, comes in a poor third.

2009 The PRI does very well in midterm congressional elections. The party’s resounding victory in the State of Mexico consolidates Peña Nieto as an early presidential front runner. Extensive coverage of him onTelevisa fuels allegations of media bias.

2011 Peña Nieto becomes the PRI presidential candidate with polls showing him far in front. López Obrador secures his second presidential candidacy but is far behind. The PAN does not choose its candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota, until the following February.

11 May 2012 Students at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City protest against Televisa’s alleged support for Peña Nieto’s presidential campaign during a visit to the campus. The protest becomes a movement, Yosoy132, which campaigns against media bias in the election.

7 June 2012 The Guardian publishes a report based on a large cache of documents dating from 2005 that appears to show Televisa sold favourable coverage to many politicians, including Peña Nieto. The computer files also contain evidence of a smear campaign against López Obrador (below).

8 June 2012 The Guardian’s report causes online furore and is picked up by the leftwing press, but is largely ignored by mainstream. Televisa and Peña Nieto deny the allegations. Televisa questions the authenticity of the document and demands an apology.

8 June 2012 The Guardian reveals that the Wikileaks cables indicate that US State Department officials were discussing Televisa’s assumed support of Peña Nieto as early as 2009.

26 June 2012 The Guardian reveals that a new cache of documents and sources indicate that a secretive unit inside Televisa codenamed “Handcock” spearheaded an internet campaign to support Peña Nieto in a 2009 election which paved the way for the presidential candidacy. Peña Nieto’s campaign denies any knowledge of the unit or the campaign in his favour. Televisa refuses to comment on the new allegations and renews its demand for an apology over the original story.”

By Rory Carroll for The Guardian
To see the original source click here.


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.