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.
Latest posts by Issa Villarreal from July, 2009
Mexicans tweeted their discontent with the political system of the country by sharing photographs of their paper ballots nullified in creative ways during the July 5 mid-term elections.
"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.
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.