Members of #YoSoy132 launch a magazine (Spanish)

February 11, 2013

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Animal Politico, 2/11/2013

Estudiantes de 15 universidades públicas y privadas, algunos de los cuales participan en el movimiento #YoSoy132, alistan el lanzamiento de una publicación digital e impresa que llevará el nombre de Revista Hashtag @RHashtag.

La Revista Hashtag será presentada hoy por la noche en el Club de Periodistas y tendrá un formato electrónico e impreso.

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Mexico election: Protest group ‘I am 132′ holds debate

June 20, 2012

BBC News, 6/20/2012

Three of Mexico’s presidential candidates have taken part in an online debate organised by a student protest movement known as #YoSoy132 (I am 132).

Josefina Vazquez Mota, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Gabriel Quadri answered questions over the internet.

But front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto, the main target of the group’s protests, declined to take part, saying the debate would not be neutral…

The debate was unprecedented, says BBC Mundo’s Ignacio de los Reyes, but it is difficult to gauge how many people it reached or whether it did anything to change the electoral panorama.

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Mexican students won’t protest if frontrunner wins vote fairly

June 20, 2012

Reuters, 6/19/2012

A student movement that has helped rally opposition to Mexico’s presidential frontrunner will not stage more mass protests against him if he wins the July 1 election fairly, leaders of the group said.

But Rueda said more protests would follow if there was evidence of fraud. Other members of the group agreed.

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Who will win the Mexican election?

June 12, 2012

6/12/12, Al Jazeera

For months Enrique Pena Nieto has enjoyed a commanding lead in the polls in the run-up to Mexico’s presidential election on July 1…

As Mexico’s presidential race enters its final weeks, we ask: Who is going to win the Mexican election? And can anyone stop Enrique Pena Nieto being elected the country’s president?

Inside Story Americas, with presenter Shihab Rattansi, discusses with guests: Maria Jose Lopez, a spokesperson for the ‘Yo Soy 132′ or ‘I am 132′ student movement; Eric Olson, a senior associate at the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center; and Francisco Gonzalez, a professor of Latin American studies at John Hopkins university.

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AMLO, Josefina and Quadri plan to attend debate with #YoSoy132 [In Spanish]

June 7, 2012

ADNPolítico, 6/6/2012

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Josefina Vázquez Mota and Gabriel Quadri accepted to attend the debate organized by the #YoSoy132 movement. Enrique Peña Nieto will most likely decline as the student movement has openly declared itself against the PRI-PVEM presidential candidate.

Last Wednesday, the student movement uploaded a promotional video on YouTube that invites the presidential candidates to participate in the debate.

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Election Update and the #YoSoy123 movement: Parametría [In Spanish]

June 5, 2012

Carta Paramétrica, 6/4/2012

According to the latest poll results by Parametría, the frontrunner in the presidential electoral race is still Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI-PVEM) with 43% of effective voter preference. Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD-PT-MC) is located in second place with 30% of effective voter preference. This signifies a reduction of 13 points between the first and second place, the smallest difference registered by Parametría so far.

Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN) appears in third place with 24% of effective voter preference, and Gabriel Quadri (Nueva Alianza) obtains 3% of effective voter preference.

Parametría also carried out a survey about the #YoSoy132 movement in Mexico. Based on the poll conducted from May 23rd to May 25th, 55% of the participants knew about this student movement. Eight out of ten respondents who knew about the #YoSoy132 movement believe that the students protested against Enrique Peña Nieto.

For 52% of the respondents, the PRI was the target of the protest; 29% mentioned that Televisa was the focus of the critique and 26% that the media was the target. In addition, 23% believes that the protesters stood up against the manipulation of information by the media.

View complete Parametría polls results and graphs here.


Vázquez Mota received at the Ibero amidst booing and applause [In Spanish]

June 4, 2012

Proceso, 6/4/2012

Josefina Vázquez Mota was received at the Universidad Iberoamericana amidst applause, booing, cries asking her to resign, and protest signs for the tragedy at the ABC nursery. Some students wore t-shirts that read: “I am perfect, I am proudly Ibero.” The presidential candidate was received by around 300 students at the auditorium José Sánchez Villaseñor.

While a group supporting Vázquez Mota cheered “Josefina! Josefina!”, youth who also participated in the protest against Enrique Peña Nieto last May 11th led a movement against the PAN candidate by showing photographs of the dead children at the ABC nursery and asking her to resign.

Vázquez Mota used the first sentences of her speech to apologize to the students for her declaration on March 13th when she told the ITAM students: “Nobody is perfect: I graduated from the Ibero.”

She reiterated: “I am proudly a woman and proudly Ibero.”

In addition, she recognized the #YoSoy132 movement and said that she does not seek to make profit at the expense of this organization.

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