Angry gasolinazo protests over the 20% hike in state-set fuel prices are the symptom of a tense dissatisfaction with politics, corruption and the economy
Marching with a boisterous but peaceful crowd through central Mexico City, Héctor Pérez, a sales manager with an insurance company, rattled off a list of grievances to explain a wave of furious protests which erupted after a rise in the country’s government-set petrol price.
“It’s not because we all have cars. When gasoline prices go up, everything else goes up: tortillas, public transportation, everything,” said Pérez.
To Mexicans, public positions are seen as a system of accumulating private riches