Story highlights Mexican youth movement adding fuel to frenzy leading up to Sunday presidential vote About a third of Mexico’s 79.4 million registered voters are between 18-29 Unemployment rate of those 15-24 is nearly 10%, double the national average Officials estimate that millions of young Mexicans, known as “ninis,” neither study nor work They sport purple hair and piercings, plaid shirts and plastic aviator glasses. A guy with dreadlocks totes a bongo drum. Five weeks ago, they were scrambling to finish homework assignments and studying for exams at Mexico City’s Iberoamerican University. Before then, many of them had never met. Now, the students huddle in a tight circle at a weekend protest, stack their hands in the middle and belt out a school cheer: Wolves, howling, on the path to truth. Ow-ooo. Ow-ooo. Ow-ooo. They have become high-profile protagonists in a swelling youth movement that has drawn attention from the nation’s presidential candidates and added fuel to the political frenzy leading up to Sunday’s vote. They protest by day and plan by night, using social media as a key weapon in their offensive. A video they made has garnered more than 1.1 million views on YouTube. Three of four candidates… Read full this story
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