This is a great article by Daniel Hernandez for Vice News: Mexico is Having Its Most Depressing Election in Recent Years.
I think I like it so much because it touches on so many things that are of strong influence on me, yet that aren’t known by others here in Ohio, and so I can share this well written English article that offers a glimpse into the state of Mexico.
People here don’t know too much about the 43 and when they do it isn’t real to them in the same way it is to me. I have driven by that school how many times, was held up (in a very considerate way) by those students, that my mother is friends with a mother of the missing 43.
That yes political elections are scary in Mexico right now and that I have multiple friends involved in multiple political parties. One friend in particular I am frighted for is, Salomón, who is running for Governor of Guerrero, a state that has already had two political candidates murdered this year.
That the drug wars have effected me closely and taken a friend. That Michoacán where my family is from, and Oaxaca where my godparents and friends live are in political upheaval more so than other states.
Daniel’s article does a great job of covering and weaving all these topics in a way that the English speaker interested in Mexico, can understand. I am quite thankful I can share this article.