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Brooke Gladstone on Mexican Elections and the Media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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On the Media host Brooke Gladstone reports from Mexico on that country's upcoming presidential elections, its campaign laws, and Yosoy132, the movement being called the Mexican Spring.

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Brooke Gladstone

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db240 from NYC

The context is totally wrong, La Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero for short o UIA for formal short) is not a “very middle class” “conservative University”. It is the most selective, and some will say elitist University in Mexico. Also because it is a Jesuit University it is very liberal (for Mexican standards). And that is why this movment started in this University.

La Ibero is the Harvard of Mexico. Any other good University in Mexico is only good in one area: ITAM for Economics, Libre de Derecho for Law, ITESM for Engineering, IPADE for Business (most of this Universities joined the movement). La Ibero is the best in all the rest. You have to be very smart to get in. This is where the sons of the last presidents have gone (the son of President Zedillo and the daughter of President Fox). It is also where President Fox went before Harvard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Fox

In the early 90s in my class of 60 students, I was with the son of a Governor and the nephew of former President. It is one of the most expensive Universities in the country (for Mexican standards).

A very middle class University will be “La UNAM” (National University). A conservative University will be “La Universidad Panoamericana”, from the Opus Dei

This is the video that started everything:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XbocXsFkI&feature=related

Jun. 13 2012 07:37 PM
Isabel from NYC

I am a mexican National living in NYC. Through Face book I have learned about yo soy 132 and now, the report from the Guardian about the television giant Televisa and its special treatment of Pena Nieto. Could be worth to mention it.
Social media has been great to inform the mexican people abroad.

Jun. 12 2012 10:52 AM

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