#PosMeSalto: Mexico City Subway Fare Strike Challenges Neoliberal Policies
This Friday, December 13, the Mexico City Metro becomes the most expensive in the world when adjusted for the national minimum wage.
The 10 pesos, which comes out to about .78 US cents, for 2 tickets may not seem like a lot for some, but it points to the extremely low minimum wage in place in Mexico and the increasingly neoliberal policies being implemented by elected officials like Miguel Mancera, who was elected under a leftist banner and a promise not to raise Metro ticket prices.
In response, citizens have organized fare strikes called #PosMeSalto, which roughly translates to ‘well, then I’ll jump it,’ referring to the metro turnstile.
Read: Mexico City Subway Becomes the Most Expensive in the World
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