Monday, July 2, 2012

mayo 19, 2012

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19/may/2012
Tijuana, Baja California. México.
Students gather on a Saturday afternoon for the #yosoy132 peaceful demonstration.
Mexico's presidential elections took place yesterday, July 1st.
    
//further reading: NPRlatino: The Mexican Spring / NYtimes: In Protests and Online, a Youth Movement Seeks to Sway Mexico’s Election / Daniel Hernández: Mexico students plan protests as second presidential debate nears / Tijuanalandia: Springtime For Peña Nieto /

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All photographs taken by I, meligosa. / Lumix LX5

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos capturing the urgency of political choice. I am trying to understand the ramification for Mexico and filter out what the American talking heads have to say. NPR seems like the most reliable source here so far.

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    1. thanks karen.
      I agreee, it is frustrating to know that many people are in the dark about what is happening next door to us, which is crucial on so many levels. it does take a bit of homework and research to get quasi-unfiltered information and news without heavy influence on monopoly or financial conveniences such as the general media.

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  2. i never know what to think during mexican elections. mostly they just make me feel depressed as everyone seemingly gets their hopes up only to get let down again. my mom lives in cuernavaca and we spoke on sunday and she said everything was more or less same ol same ol. they institute a two day ban on alcohol sales during the election and i asked her how that went and she said, 'pues, todavia anda el borachito afuera gritando'.

    that sums it up for me.

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    1. depressed and oppressed is the vast emotional tone as of now. it also shows how influential is corruption, monopoly and the thirst of power. change needs to happen, and it is up to each individual to continue to be the revolution and change they/we want to see, and it doesn't only happen in the weeks before and after elections, it takes actions and interest in local politics at all times – and this doesn't only apply to mexico or the states, but everywhere.
      to be involved, to be active, to be the change -- starting with ourselves.

      thx for commenting +stopping by.

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