Were Mexican Election Protests Censored by the Media?
July 31, 2012 Latino Fox News & CIME & The Yo Soy 132 Movement
Mass protests in Mexico accuse Enrique Pena Nieto, the former governor of Mexico, of stealing the Presidential election. What is surprising, observers note, is how Mexican media has remained largely silent and absent in light of these protests. The message from the streets in scores of Mexican cities is: "We are marching against electoral fraud, committed on the 1th of July 2012 by the PRI party and Enrique Pena. Mexico needs your help now."
Were Mexican Election Protests Censored by the Media? Latino Fox News & CIME
Enrique Pena Nieto, the former governor of Mexico just won the Presidential election and is now the presumed President-elect of Mexico. Many took this news unfavorably, as Pena Nieto is a member of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, (PRI).
The PRI are not particularly known for acting with citizens' best interests in mind. They have a reputation for coercion, electoral fraud, and ensuring their maintenance of power at all costs, (for over 50 years PRI won consecutive presidential elections in Mexico, each time by a 70% margin -- a statistic which is likely attributed to foul play).
In response to the news, Mexicans took to the streets in protest. Many marched to show their disagreement with the election results, bearing signs similar to this one which has appeared on social media:
Which translates to: “Don't ask me to respect the results of a process/system you did not respect.” This protest went viral, appearing on Facebook, trending on Twitter, and making a presence on other social media as well, resulting so far in some international attention.
What is peculiar however, is how Mexican media has remained largely silent and absent, in light of these protests. The protests are certainly not a mere blip on the radar, protestors are numbering in the tens of thousands and have taken to the streets of several major cities including Mexico City.
In spite of this, the two media juggernauts Televisa and TV Azteca of Mexico hardly covered the news at all. This further bolsters the suspicion of many whom believe the Mexican media to have been paid off by the PRI. If this were true, it would pull them further away from attaining the ethical media the citizens deserve.
The situation of the media is already severely manipulated, with the cartels systematically tracking down and killing journalists. Now many suspect the media to be taking illegal bribes from a corrupt government. Whether these accusations are true, one still must question why coverage of the protests has been largely absent.
Protests Are Censored by the Media in Mexico The Yo Soy 132 Movement
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Info on #Yosoy132 movement here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Soy_132 Tens of Thousands Protest in Mexico against Election Fraud Jacque Fresco / Hang the Bankers
(July23, 2012) -- At least 32,000 protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to protest the "imposition" of the new president. They accuse president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, a member of the old ruling party, of electoral fraud.
Protesters have dubbed the country's TV giant Televisa a "factory of lies." Demonstrators marching through to capital claimed that Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the election by vote-buying and an aggressive PR campaign through major media outlets such as Televisa, which they claim was well paid for positive coverage of Nieto's presidential campaign.
Enrique Pena Nieto, 46, won the election with 38.2 per cent of the vote against 31.6 percent for the leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Nieto's victory brought the Institutional Revolutionary Party back to power after being in the opposition for 12 years.
The ruling President Felipe Calderon of the conservative National Action Party came in third.
Opponents of the victorious candidate demanded urgent domestic reforms.
The PRI in turn accuses the losing leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of "disqualifying the entire electoral process with lies." Televisa has also denied all allegations.
The last presidential election in Mexico in 2006 also ended with the defeat of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost to the ruling conservative president. In 2006 Obrador organized hundreds of thousands of his supporters to rally in downtown Mexico City for weeks. This time, however, Obrador announced that his victory is evident and he has no intention of calling his supporters to the streets.
According to local authorities, the demonstration on Sunday gathered 32,000 people whereas the protesters claim their number was twice as large. The latest demonstration is the second of it since the July 1 elections. The first rally on July 7 gathered 50,000 protesters.
The final results of the elections are left to be certified in September by the Federal Electoral Tribunal. Some political movements have urged its supporters to disregard the inauguration of the new Mexican president set for December 1.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party at one time ruled Mexico for a 71-year stretch. Those years, party critics say, were marked with corruption, nepotism and multiple cases of voter fraud.
These protests are organized by the people and not by a political party. The PRI party is trying to minimize the protests!! Enough of the PRI party, Mexico should be free!!
We want a real democracy
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Protests of July 7, 2012
This video is made with protests in 23 cities in Mexico and another countries, (many more protested, around 50) not all are included in this messge. Includes an important message from Anonymous.
This is a message from the Global revolution to politicians, dictators and plutocrats all over the planet. Surprised by the global disobedience? Let us explain to you your delicate situation: Thousands of years ago, human beings started to evolve.
Since then, our species has walked a dark bloody road, which isolated people condemned to live in fear caused by ignorance. Knowledge, ethics and technological development have always been conditioned by the elite and their wars, which as in the Orwellian metaphor, haven't done anything but perpetuate vertical and obscurantist social schemes.
We have arrived at the 21st Century of our era, after two World Wars, endorsing the possibility of nuclear conflicts with assured mutual destruction.
Their so-called economists and intellectuals, having announced that it was "the end of the story", it seemed, more than ever, that looking for a fairer order was meaningless.
Thinking they had slowed our rational development enough, they let us carry on with a progress model whose sole objective was never more than to make them even richer and more powerful. However, they didn't consider that the real human spirit refuses to bow, always. While they believed they were overcoming us definitely by using economic shocks, our species has evolved in a new manner.
Using only the powers of culture and freedom, we have reused those technological resources that were born of our genius and that they only provided us with consumerist intentions.
So we have updated, improved and immunized our force, operations and effectiveness.
We absorb their own tactics, techniques and power of persuasion to form our own means, dreams and challenges.
Today, the pacific revolution is spreading around the planet as a challenge to their oppression and they shamelessly try to shut our freedom of expression.
Finally, information has reached critical mass, exploding in a melting-pot of voices whose new wishes and needs can't be covered by their old paradigm.
Now, physically and digitally interconnected, we form a huge collective conscience.
Maybe their corporative media silence what's happening, but they can't fool us anymore.
They can temporally stop some points but the process will continue unstoppable and ever-changing. Now It doesn't matter which measures they take for trying to counteract: the more violence, censorship and obstacles they put in our way, the more they expose their weakness.
From every place on Earth, with different ideas and from different conditions, women and men existed, exist and will exist who oppose the pretends of not really democratic and fair governments. After millenniums of suffering, our species has stood up and nothing will ever be the same.
Their totalitarian game is ending.
We are awake.
The story, friends, hasn't ended yet: it now begins.
Here, in Mexico, we are marching against electoral fraud, committed on the 1th of July 2012 by the PRI party and Enrique Pena. Mexico needs your help now.
Remember, the change is happening, with or without you.
The people shouldn't fear the government.
The government should fear the people.
We are the people.
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Protests are censored by the media in Mexico Spanish subs video here: http://youtu.be/EhaqAxF7V1E
Info on #Yosoy132 movement here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Soy_132