Insecurity in Mexico increased dramatically following the election of President Felipe Calderon in 2006. After taking office, Calderon declared a “war on organized crime” and tasked the military with targeting drug trafficking cartels. This has resulted in thousands of deaths over the last six years, including of journalists and citizens. Tensions only increased following allegations of election fraud and anger over media bias. This led students to organize the #YoSoy132 movement as a means to expose and address state deficiencies.