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Subway rate increases infuriate Mexico City — commuters rally

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MEXICO CITY — It’s only a matter of a couple of pesos. On the other hand, it’s a 66 percent fare increase — and it’s got many Mexico City residents hopping mad.

A recent increase in subway fares in Mexico City has touched off a protest movement of civil disobedience — with infuriated young commuters jumping over turnstiles to make their point — and has ignited a new round of political trouble for the capital’s besieged mayor.

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