The Mexican presidential debate last night might have changed the course of the election, scheduled for July 1. But probably not as much as a student-led revolt against the return of the PRI – the party that dominated the country for more than five decades under governments that were feeble excuses for democracy. The polls supposed that the Partido Revolucionario Institucional would return to power but now show that perhaps the election was called too early. Students took to the streets and the internet and seem to have reminded their fellow Mexicans of the PRI’s history. The students shouting in the streets certainly reminded me of the day in 1990 that Luis Donaldo Colossio two years before he was assassinated looked at me across the conference table in our newspaper editorial board room, a quizzical expression on his face.