Protests against gas price hikes spread across Mexico


from the WSWS

Tens of thousands of Mexicans have taken to the streets in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s January 1 decision to slash gasoline subsidies, an action that will increase consumer prices by 14 to 20 percent in the coming year. Demonstrations against el Gasolinazo have grown with each passing day, spreading to every part of the country.

The protests have provoked a political crisis within the Mexican ruling class. “With the Gasolinazos, social irritation is growing to the point of converting itself into a general discontent that could overflow and become uncontainable,” reads an editorial in Tuesday’s Excelsior.

The demonstrations involve largely spontaneous actions by workers and youth as well as sections of the middle class. As of Wednesday night, truckers, taxi drivers and other protesters were once again blocking many of the major highways between cities after police had cleared them the day before.

Police have made several dozen arrests. On Wednesday, they confronted demonstrators in Mexico City.

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4 Responses

  1. […] via Protests against gas price hikes spread across Mexico — American Everyman […]

  2. is this to make mexican sheeple more likely TRY to go to the US?

    • I think it has been done to anger them. The media, as the article points out, is feeding them a steady diet of anti-Trump propaganda. Couple that with the neoliberal austerity measures and you have yourself a whole country of working class stiffs who hate Trump and his protectionist plans. How they use that to their advantage in the future is anyone’s guess.

  3. A good book and FREE to read, about the Boston Marathon FF. Pay attention to page 56, where Bauman’s fake missing leg is dissected by a surgeon.

    One question: Since the lying MSM and lying CIAFBINSA are getting exposed, which American city will be next attacked by the same SOB’s who did 9/11 and Boston and will they use a nuke to get rid of the evidence?

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