As an international news junkie, I took the assignment of covering what Mexican natives in Orange County were doing for the upcoming Mexican presidential elections. Little did I know that it would be so difficult to get information from the “community office” of the party expected to win the July 1 election, that of the once-mighty Partido Revoluncionario Industrial, or better known by the acronym PRI.
Candidate Enrique Peña Nieto (the vacant-looking guy at left) had recently created a community office in
the heart of Plaza Mexico in Lynwood to communicate with citizens in the
U.S. so they could send proposals to PRI officials in Mexico. However,
this campaign office doesn't have a phone number listed, let alone a
website, in which a reporter might be able to ask some questions–namely, what are the PRI's efforts in Orange County looking like.
Instead of heading to Plaza Mexico, I decided to call the main office of
Plaza Mexico to find the PRI's phone number. The receptionist, however,
seemed to know nothing of the PRI office and quickly hung up.