Jun 1, 2012

Mexican youth protest in streets against corporate media and PRI candidate

Washington Post: MEXICO CITY - Compared with historic, brutal, high-stakes presidential elections here in the past, this has been an important but blah campaign season in Mexico. But recent protests by college students and other young people have added a spark. 

Members of the under-25 demographic are calling out the country's duopolistic media companies and politically cozy broadcasters as propaganda masters and kingmakers - while warning that the front-running candidate, the telegenic Enrique Peña Nieto, is an empty suit.

The only problem with this narrative is that more young people support Peña Nieto than they do his challengers, according to polls, which may make the protests here, led by urban university students, a well-meaning but ultimately meaningless blip. Read more. 

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