President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border on Tuesday, to aid local law enforcement in stemming the tide of drug traffickers and illegal immigration. The announcement came shortly after he left a lunch meeting with the Senate Republican Caucus.
On April 26, 2010, a convoy of some twenty militants and international observers was ambushed in Mexico. They were on their way to San Juan Copala, a village in the Sierra Mixteca region, to give support to the villagers in their resistance to the terrorism of a local paramilitary group. Their convoy was brutally ambushed by paramilitaries......
A solidarity caravan travelling to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala in the Triqui Region of Oaxaca has been attacked by UBISORT paramilitaries. Two are confirmed dead, with at least 15 injured and three missing.
Mexico: National Strike
The convocation to the strike says: "It is us or them! The big businesses and their politicians have brought us to the very edge of survival and confrontation."
The long-running saga of the 44,000 ex Luz y Fuerza workers in Mexico's central regions continues. Now the Sindicato Mexicano de Electristas has effectively abandoned 24,000 of its members in its negotiations with the government, prompting many workers to escalate their protests against the union's wishes. Two workers were arrested at one protest camp before quickly being released.
Student activists are targeted on Mexico's notoriously independent and active public university campuses following a string of bomb attacks in the vein of Animal Liberation Front (ALF) tactics.
Late on Saturday night, around 6,000 Mexican police occupied the various sites of Luz y Fuerza del Centro, central Mexico's state-run electricity company. Immediately following the occupation, President Felipe Calderón issued notice of the company's liquidation, with the termination of some 44,000 jobs.