A Mexican Spring begins to blossom

Marta Molina, Waging Nonviolence, May 28, 2012 In Mexico City’s daily life - in the shops, taxicabs, cafes and lines waiting for the bus - one could hear conversations between people of all ages saying that Enrique Peña Nieto would, without a doubt, win the presidential elections. “Either something huge will happen,” a taxi driver told me, “or he will win.” And when people referred to “something huge happening,” they were referring to violence, or some unbearable crisis. But it hasn’t happened like that. Far from anything originally expected, it is the Mexican youth and university students who are doing “something huge.” ... A