Mexico's 'Me Too' movement swells in media, cultural circles

MEXICO CITY — Prosecutors in western Mexico say they have opened a criminal investigation into complaints of sexual harassment aired by the country's exploding "#MeToo" movement.

The prosecutors' office in Michoacan state said Wednesday that some of the complaints published on social media constituted possible crimes that occurred in the state and therefore fall under its jurisdiction.

Mexico had a tepid response to the original #MeToo movement that sprang up in 2017. Only a few Mexican actresses said they had been harassed, despite reports that abuse was widespread.

But over the last few days, the United Mexican Journalists group says it has gathered over 120 allegations of sexual harassment across the country's biggest media outlets.

Similar campaigns have sprung up on social media for Mexican writers, academics and activists to share their stories.

You may also interested in

Fundamentalists gain ground in Algeria as war memory fades

Aug 20, 2016

Mosques are going up, women are covering up and bars, restaurants and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are gaining ground

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

Aug 22, 2016

The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in Asia following the drama in Russia and Brazil, but challenges remain, especially when it comes to finances and generating enthusiasm at home

Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants

Aug 25, 2016

After several failed efforts to stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand have turned to Plan Bee

Syok Asia welcomes the generations to witness the beautiful world of art and creativity in Malaysia and the rest of the world.

Contact us: sales@syokasia.com