Mexico's Occupy movement is small, new evidence of Carlos Slim's corruption may change that
January 31, 2012
Mexico is currently witnessing its own Occupy movement, but a lack of social media access has prevented the protests from growing as large as those in the United States. The protesters are stationed outside Mexico City's stock exchange, but the Global Post reports that most of the tents are empty, and there are only a handful of people physically representing the small group.
The Occupy movement is fighting for the rights of impoverished and working class Mexicans, but politicians are not paying them much mind. The news publication suggests the reason for the lack of enthusiasm is that the nation's middle class population is growing, and rather than fighting against big business, they want to buy from them.
Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, is worth an estimated $36 billion, and a report recently revealed that his communications company overcharged Mexican consumers by about $13.4 billion between 2005 and 2009, according to Reuters. This news may sway some middle class individuals to join the Occupy movement, and those living outside the country can make calls to Mexico to talk to their friends about the situation.