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Mexico's Social Media Love Revolution

Internationally, you will find many “different Mexicos” in the news: the beach-sun-party-tequila paradise, the drugwar-dangerous nation and the artistic-folkloric-colourful country with great food to discover.

Mexico is a very big and diverse country, and for the last couple of days Mexican social media has been full of violent news, starting from the tragedy of a gang raping 6 Spanish tourists to the Blast in Pemex Headquarters, not to mention corruption and human rights violations against journalists.

By knowing the negative image Mexico has in global media, some people from the international community living in Mexico got tired of seeing how the positive side of the country gets lost in a sea of horrifying stories everyday. This is why they decided to act in Twitter by creating the hashtag #ForTheLoveOfMexico.

Some of the TOP tweets of this conversation include:

Susannah Rigg (@MexicoRetold) invites netizens to start the online conversation:

@MexicoRetold: Join the love revolution #fortheloveofmexico

MexicoMoment (@MexicoMoment) continued the dicussion by mentioning the importance of the use of the hashtag:

@MexicoMoment: We believe in Mexico's performance & potential. In good tidings and great food. In responsible tweeting. #fortheloveofmexico @MexicoRetold

Tach (@tachauvergne) made some compliments on Mexico's cultural diversity:

@tachauvergne:  Because there's nowhere else on Earth that offers such a diverse and thrilling melting pot of culture, food and people#ForTheLoveOfMexico

Paola O Silk (@HTOMpaola) mentioned she is proud of her country because of its indigenous heritage:

@HTOMpaola: RT”@MexicoRetold: Mexico has over 68 distinct indigenous languages!#fortheloveofmexico” ~that is 1 of the reasons I'm in love w/ my country

Tapagringa (@kimmcdaniel) explained how Mexico changed her sense of time and family:

@kimmcdaniel: I love Mexico for teaching me to slow down and enjoy the ride.That family is most important.Everything else will wait.#fortheloveofmexico

Alejandro Castañón (@alexgillessen) expressed his concern about his nation's “bad luck” and courage:

@alexgillessen: @vocativmexico I love Mexico for its strength to carry on despite of the bad luck that has #fortheloveofmexico

Alejandra Castre (@Alejandra81) wrote about the amazing migratory phenomenon happening with monarch butterflies:

@Alejandra81: #fortheloveofmexico Mexico is witness for one of the most amazing migratory events: The Monarca Butterlfy comes every 2 our Oyamel Forests.

Finally Laura Winfree (@CancunGringa) expressed her admiration for Mayan heritage next to beautiful Caribbean beaches:

@CancunGringa: Because where else can you see Mayan ruins next to Caribbean beaches? #fortheloveofmexico http://twitpic.com/c16zbe

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Some positive thoughts that needed to be raised, made by Mexicans or people who have been in Mexico, for their citizens not to lose hope when facing the wave of violence the country is facing today.

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