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A Mexican student movement, known by the hashtag #YoSoy132, uses social media to organize massive nationwide protests against presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, from the PRI party which ruled Mexico for 71 uninterrupted years through 2000.
The students claim mainstream media outlets like Televisa, the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster, presented blatantly impartial news coverage of the elections, favoring Nieto.
Antonio Atollini, a student at Mexico's ITAM university, emerges as one of the potential leaders of this movement, which some have dubbed the Mexican Spring. While far from the revolutions of the Arab Spring, these protestors highlight how online outlets can seize the political agenda in countries with little media competition.