Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A #YoSoy132NY protest in Sunset Park ahead of the Mexican Elections (by SunsetParkerPix/flickr)

Alexandra Delano, assistant professor of global studies at The New School and the author of Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848, discusses how Mexicans in New York and New Jersey are participating in the upcoming Mexican presidential elections, and the #YoSoy132NY movement.  Diego Villarreal, a member of #YoSoy132NY, talks about the group's goals.


Alexandra Delano and Diego Villarreal

Comments [5]

@john from office - if you have family in your country your should care and specially if you care to make it a better place. No everyone has the luxury to bring their families to the USA and forget about their mother country.

Jun. 26 2012 11:02 AM
john from office

I am hispanic, Dominican American, I vote here because I am american. Too many hispanics care more about events back "home", rather than who is in power here. It is a big problem.

This group would get more coverage if they spoke in english.

Jun. 26 2012 10:57 AM

@Sarah Lenigan from Prospect Heights - that is awesome!!! no fights or at least less fights will occur

Jun. 26 2012 10:54 AM

I cannot believe that this Mexican woman just called to say how bad it is for her family to not be in power! I am disgusted by that!!!

Jun. 26 2012 10:53 AM
Sarah Lenigan from Prospect Heights

I'm flying to Puerto Vallarta on Sunday and just learned that the entire country will not be selling alcohol all weekend. I've arranged in advance with my B&B for a 6-pack so we can have a mini election night party (what an opportunity to be there for such an important election!), but I just thought it was very interesting that alcohol is banned and was wondering if there was a historical or cultural reason for this.

Jun. 26 2012 10:51 AM

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