Notes from Oaxaca

The following collection of articles on Oaxacan radical movements between January and September 2008 was translated from a number of different sources and posted to libcom's forums. They provide a number of useful insights into the situation in the volatile Mexican region.

Submitted by Rob Ray on September 14, 2008

The background:

In 2006 the Mexican state of Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least eighteen deaths and the temporary occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).

The conflict emerged in May 2006 with a strike involving the local teachers’ union and has since grown into a broadbased movement pitting the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) against the state’s governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Protesters demand the removal or resignation of Ortiz, whom they accuse of corruption and acts of repression.


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