Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Yo Soy 132" Student Movement Protests Calderon Government in Mexico - Hispanically Speaking News

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“Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Protests Calderon Government in Mexico

“Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Protests Calderon Government in MexicoHundreds of people demonstrated outside Mexico’s Congress Saturday against President Felipe Calderon, a protest coinciding with the presentation of his final state-of-the-nation report.
Members of the Yo soy 132 student movement, which arose in May as a reaction to the Mexican mass media’s bias in favor of now-President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and his Institutionary Revolutionary Party, or PRI, began the march Saturday morning on this capital’s south side.
They were later joined by other groups who denounced the six years of Calderon, who will step down on Dec. 1.
A period full of “hunger, exclusion, misinformation, inequality, illness, plundering, repression and death,” one member of the group said, reading from a so-called “counter-report” on Calderon’s term.
“Calderon is responsible for these six years of decisions taken behind society’s back,” the document read, 

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