MEXICO CITY — With midterms scheduled for next month, election season has permeated all aspects of Mexican life. Attack ads plague the country’s airwaves and giant billboards and propaganda line the streets of Mexico City. It seems that everywhere you turn a politician’s smiling mug looks back at you, trying its best to appear electable.
But now a group of Mexican activists has decided to take back the streets by tearing down all campaign propaganda and encouraging a nationwide clean-up effort against “electoral trash.”
“Los Supercivicos,” which translates loosely to “The Super Citizens,” are engaging Mexican voters with their unique brand of politicized satire. In the past, the group of Internet stars has turned its cameras on the government, police, pedestrians and drivers with viral videos that have garnered millions of views.