As his movie “Sound of Freedom” ranks No. 1 at the box office in Latin America, filmmaker and actor Eduardo Verástegui has officially registered to run as an independent candidate in Mexico’s 2024 presidential election.
Believing he can create positive changes in Mexico if elected president, the entertainer and founder of the Viva México Movement, who’s had a significant influence in the entertainment industry, filed his paperwork to run for president last week.
Verástegui said he intends to run his campaign under the banner of “God, Fatherland and Family,” and, if elected, will use the momentum from his successful film to “put an end to child trafficking.”
In a social media post last Thursday, Verástegui said that he registered with the Instituto Nacional Electoral and made the decision after a “period of discernment.” According to electoral regulations, Verástegui has 120 days to get 1 million signatures, the equivalent of 1% of the list of registered voters throughout the country, distributed over at least 17 states “with an equal percentage in each of them.”
“My fight is for life. My fight is for freedom,” he stated. “It is time to remove the same as always from power. Our country needs a new way of doing politics, to eradicate corruption and impunity. We are on time! Let’s go with everything, for our Mexico!”
In a live video online Tuesday, Verástegui encouraged Mexican Americans who have a Mexican passport or are children of Mexicans to support his candidacy.
Filmed five years ago, “Sound Of Freedom,” which has now topped the box office charts in the United States and Latin America countries, tells the true story of one man’s journey to combat child sex trafficking.