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Issa Villarreal · July, 2009

Existing since 1984. Networking since 1995. I'm a freelance writer, blogger, web editor and music lover. I live in Monterrey, México. Most of my writing is in spanish. Among other projects, I comment and review music events from my city in weshallbefree, rant in a blog for newspaper Milenio called Licencia para confundir, and go personal and collect quotes in Perdida en el super.

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Mexico: The Campaign to Protect the Vote

  4 July 2009

"Cuidemos el voto" [“Let’s protect the vote”] is a project that plans to protect the votes of Mexicans during the July 5 election from “old enemies”: violence, false IDs, damage to ballot boxes and other obstacles to reach transparent elections. Its weapon? Text messages, Twitter and the web.

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Mexico: Null Ballots and Low Turnout Expected on Election Day

  3 July 2009

July 5 is election day in Mexico. More than 600 positions for public officials are up for grabs. However, there are estimates that more than 70% of citizens will abstain from voting and almost 10% will turn in a null ballot. Several online movements are leading the way to encourage this type of protest.

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