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Mexico's Social Media Love Revolution
Written by Andrea Arzaba On 7 February 2013 @ 19:53 pm | 2 Comments
In Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Education, English, Freedom of Speech, Ideas, Mexico, Migration & Immigration, Spanish, Travel, Weblog
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:
MexicoMoment (@MexicoMoment ) continued the dicussion by mentioning the importance of the use of the hashtag:
Paola O Silk (@HTOMpaola ) mentioned she is proud of her country because of its indigenous heritage:
Tapagringa (@kimmcdaniel ) explained how Mexico changed her sense of time and family:
Alejandro Castañón (@alexgillessen ) expressed his concern about his nation's “bad luck” and courage:
#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:
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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URLs in this post:
 gang raping 6 Spanish tourists: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57568152/acapulco-gang-rape-case-overshadows-peak-tourist-season/
 Blast in Pemex Headquarters: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/02/01/mexico-shock-and-speculation-after-blast-in-pemex-headquarters/
 #ForTheLoveOfMexico: https://twitter.com/search?q=FortheloveofMexico&src=typd
 @MexicoRetold: https://twitter.com/MexicoRetold/status/299547426581250048
 @MexicoMoment: https://twitter.com/MexicoMoment/status/299235151773306880
 @tachauvergne: https://twitter.com/tachauvergne/status/299181736389132291
 @HTOMpaola: https://twitter.com/HTOMpaola/status/298898569073659904
 @kimmcdaniel: https://twitter.com/KimMcDaniel/status/299202530074828800
 @alexgillessen: https://twitter.com/alexgillessen/status/299192472066719745
 @Alejandra81: https://twitter.com/Alejandra81/status/298893123516497920
 monarch butterflies:: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2010/02/11/mexico-monarch-butterfly-migration-in-the-americas/
 @CancunGringa: https://twitter.com/CancunGringa/status/298906560502050816
 http://twitpic.com/c16zbe: http://t.co/0ZkJv24h
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