The Madeleine Brand Show for June 26, 2012

Mexican student movement 'Yo Soy Ciento Treinta y Dos' unhappy with PRI

Mexico Elections

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A family celebrates Father's Day near a park in the Peñón de Los Baños neighborhood of Mexico City in the shadow of campaign signs for candidates from Mexico's PRI party.

On July 1st, Mexico will elect a new president. Felipe Calderon's term is ending and the leading candidate is Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI.

The PRI has been out of power for the last 12 years, but it ruled Mexico before that for 70 years.

Some aren't happy about the resurgence, including a student movement dubbed “Yo Soy Ciento Treinta y Dos” or “I am 132.”

Guest:

Josh Kun, author, music critic, and Associate Professor of Communication at USC.


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