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Marichuy in CU

Her goal is to gather the coveted signatures needed to become a formal candidate for the presidency
“We are here to talk about impossible things because everything possible has been said too much.” -Photo: Taken from Colmena Oaxaca Twitter account
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Today, the Nahua Representative of the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) and candidate to Mexico's presidency, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, better known as Marichuy, arrived with a caravan at the University City (CU) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Marichuy - Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP

Her goal is to gather the coveted signatures needed to become a formal candidate for the presidency.

In recent days, she has criticized the National Electoral Institute (INE) because of the method the INE provided to gather the signatures–a mobile app–since she has claimed this technology doesn't work in several municipalities of the country.

The event began with a solemn ceremony remembering Lesvy Berlín Osorio, a young woman who was found dead on May near the Engineering Institute of UNAM.

María de Jesús Patricio Martínez emphasized that she feels the pain of all the relatives of the victims of femicide in the country.

"In this journey, both the participation of women and Mexico's society is very important because we must unite to see how we are going to rebuild a new Mexico where there are no dead, nor people missing," she said.

Araceli Osorio, the mother of Lesvy Berlín Osorio, demanded the creation of a memorial remembering femicide victims in the place where her daughter died.

The event will end with a march from the University circuit to the Central Library.

Through social media, Rubén Albarrán, a member of Café Tacuba along with several rock singers, called to attend the political event, which they claim "it is not an electoral initiative, but rather a political proposal of organization and fight."


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