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  • Mexico teachers protest: Food airlifts to relieve Oaxaca blockade

    07/02/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Mexico's air force has been flying tons of grain into Oaxaca state in the south of the country to deal with dwindling food supplies caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers. Last month, eight people were killed in Oaxaca in clashes between the demonstrators and police. The protesters oppose reforms that allow the federal authorities to remove teachers who fail evaluation exams.
  • Oacaca Mexico Teachers Strike, Privatizing Mexico

    06/23/2016 4:42:34 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 10 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | June 23, 2016 | rovenstinez
    In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, a deadly police crackdown against teachers has left nine people dead and more than 100 wounded. On Sunday, police descended on teachers in the community of Nochixtlán, where they had set up blockades to protest against neoliberal education reform and the arrests of two teachers’ union leaders last week on what protesters say are trumped-up charges. "As soon as they arrived, they began to attack. And we were few, very few," said a Oaxacan teacher. "Then we started running. But they began to attack right away, instantly. At no time did they give...
  • ...Shocking image of indigenous woman giving birth on a clinic LAWN when ....

    10/10/2013 7:27:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    FULL TITLE: The photograph that shamed Mexico: Health director suspended after shocking image of indigenous woman giving birth on a clinic LAWN when nurses denied her treatment went viral A disturbing photograph of an indigenous woman from Mexico delivering a baby on a patch of grass outside a medical center has set off a firestorm online and sparked a national debate that led to the suspension of the head of the clinic that has turned the mother away. The shocking image, taken by a passerby, shows 29-year-old Irma Lopez , who is of Mazatec ethnicity, squatting after giving birth, her...
  • ‘Dead’ candidate elected in south Mexico village

    07/11/2013 7:45:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mark Stevenson
    Prosecutors are investigating how a man certified as dead got elected mayor of a village in southern Mexico. Authorities say relatives of Lenin Carballido used a death certificate showing that he died of a diabetic coma in 2010 to convince police to drop an arrest warrant against him for allegedly participating in a 2004 gang rape. A living Carballido later ran in, and narrowly won, Sunday’s election in San Agustin Amatengo in Oaxaca state. In his campaign, he posted photos of himself all around the village of 1,400 residents, with slogans like “Now is the Time” and “United for Development.”...
  • Oldest Temple in Mexican Valley Hints at Possible Human Sacrifice

    04/23/2013 4:06:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    LiveScience via Yahoo ^ | Monday, April 22, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A newly discovered temple complex in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals hints of a specialized hierarchy of priests -- who may have committed human sacrifice... The temple dates back to 300 B.C. or so, when it was in use by the Zapotec civilization of what is now Oaxaca. Archaeologists have been excavating a site in the valley called El Palenque for years. The site is the center of what was once an independent mini-state. Between 1997 and 2000, the researchers found and studied the remains of a 9,150-square-foot (850 square meters) palace complex complete with a plaza on the...
  • Malia in Mexico story vanishing from the Web

    03/19/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT · by lward99 · 161 replies · 3+ views
    Times247 ^ | 3/19/12 | Eric Ritz
    Have you heard that Malia Obama, the president’s daughter, is reportedly spending her spring break in Oaxaca, Mexico? Allegedly, she’s jetting off with some of her classmates and 25 Secret Service agents to a country that the State Department has said all Americans should avoid. But something is different about the latest “Obama vacation controversy:” references to it are disappearing from the Internet — and fast.
  • SF won't let restaurant owner sell grasshopper tacos

    06/08/2011 3:28:42 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 37 replies
    ABC Channel 7 / SF ^ | 6/7/11 | by Jonathan Bloom
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco restaurant owner had a hit on his hands until the health department stepped in and said he can no longer sell his special grasshopper tacos or any other insect-inspired entrees. But Harry Persaud and his loyal customers are hoping to change their minds.
  • 157 Million Pesos Stolen In Mexico

    03/21/2011 7:03:41 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies
    KRGV ^ | 03/21/2011
    OAXACA - Thirteen million dollars worth of pesos have been stolen from a cash transporting company in Oaxaca, Mexico. Authorities say six armed robbers wore fake uniforms and even drove up in a money transport company's truck. No one was hurt in the huge hold-up. Elsewhere in Mexico, the violence continued. Masked gunmen killed ten people at a bar in a rough neighborhood in Acapulco. The same day, four others were attacked in a nearby town. The bodies of six men and women were also found. The weekend violence happened in areas where the Beltran-Leyva cartel is in control.
  • Mexico investigates report of 50 missing migrants

    12/22/2010 1:47:57 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Dec. 22, 2010
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Wednesday they are investigating the possible kidnapping of 50 illegal migrants in the southern state of Oaxaca, a day after saying there was no evidence of the crime. Honduran, Guatemalan and Salvadoran migrants were being interviewed by officials at the federal Attorney General's Office about an assault last Thursday, the National Migration Institute said in a statement. The migrants — 30 men, 15 women and five children — were held up by gunmen while trying to cross the country by train and are now missing, said the Foreign Ministry of El Salvador, which first...
  • Mexico: Hunting party of 8 killed in Oaxaca state

    08/16/2010 12:58:32 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2010 | IXTLI MARTINEZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Unidentified gunmen shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexican authorities reported Monday after a weekend in which at least 19 people were slain nationwide. The victims were apparently on a hunting trip in rural Oaxaca near the Gulf coast when they were attacked. The state prosecutors' office said they were shot in the head and found Sunday, and one was 15 years old. The motive is under investigation, but the region has been wracked by drug violence, land disputes and other feuds.
  • Magnitude-6.2 Quake Hits Southern Mexico

    06/30/2010 10:56:40 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies
    KVIA/AP ^ | June 30, 2010
    Located In Mountain Region MEXICO CITY -- A strong earthquake rattled southern Mexico on Wednesday, sending people fleeing into the streets in Pacific coast towns and in the nation's capital. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake was centered in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Oaxaca near the southern Pacific coast. "It felt strong, very strong," said Tomas Herrera Sanchez, a police officer on duty in the town of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, the closest sizable town to the quake's center. "There are people who got scared and left their houses," but there were no immediate reports of damage,...
  • More survivors return after attack on Mexico aid convoy (2 killed)

    04/29/2010 4:45:02 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 306+ views
    AFP ^ | 4/29/2010
    SANTIAGO JUXTLACUACA, Mexico — Two Mexican activists missing after an attack on an aid convoy, in which one Mexican and one Finn were killed, returned on Thursday and said two missing journalists were alive. The activists said one of the journalists had been shot in the foot so they could not leave a mountainous area where they had fled after Tuesday's attack in San Juan Copala, southern Mexico, where tensions are high between indigenous Trique groups and authorities. Police were unable to enter the volatile area on foot on Thursday due to gunfire, the father of the injured journalist, David...
  • A Lifestyle Distinct: The Muxe of Mexico

    12/07/2008 1:47:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 905+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 6, 2008 | Marc Lacey
    ...nowhere are attitudes toward sex and gender quite as elastic as in the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca. There, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into gay and straight. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes” (pronounced MOO-shays) — men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders...
  • Mexico Seizes Arsenal, Drugs in Tijuana

    03/07/2008 10:35:36 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 6 replies · 498+ views
    AP news ^ | 3.7.08 | various
    Soldiers seized assault rifles, grenades, marijuana and bulletproof vests bearing police insignia after a brief shootout in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. No one was wounded in the overnight exchange of fire with three suspects hunkered down in a house in La Mesa district, army Gen. Sergio Aponte Polito told reporters Friday. Troops seized 91 assault rifles — some with butts of gold and ivory — along with 18 grenades, the bulletproof vests and more than 880 pounds of marijuana, Aponte Polito said. The three suspects, aged 25 to 33, were arrested. The bust followed weeks of bloody confrontations...
  • Mexico police chief, three others killed in Oaxaca

    01/30/2008 3:30:10 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 2,287+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 30, 2008 | Paulina Valencia
    OAXACA, Mexico - Gunmen shot dead a local police chief and three other people on Wednesday in Oaxaca, a politically tense southern Mexican city where leftists held a months-long siege in 2006. Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz said the murders were linked to drug smuggling cartels whose violent turf wars killed more than 2,500 people across Mexico last year. Local police chief Alejandro Barrita was in charge of police units guarding banks and businesses on Oaxaca, a pretty colonial city still scarred by the protests of 2006. Barrita was killed while he was exercising in a city park. The gunmen...
  • Bomb explodes at Sears store in Mexico

    08/01/2007 2:17:10 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 48 replies · 1,245+ views
    Houston Chronicle/ AP ^ | Aug. 1, 2007 | JOSE MARIA ALVAREZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — A small, homemade bomb exploded outside a Sears store in the troubled southern city of Oaxaca early Wednesday, damaging the entrance but causing no injuries, authorities reported. A similar bomb was found and deactivated outside the entrance of a nearby bank, state Attorney General Evencio Martinez told national radio station W Radio. "I believe it could be (the work of) local groups, given the type and style of device," Martinez said. He denied the bombs were related to the People's Revolutionary Army, a small leftist group that bombed gas pipelines in July. Sears in Mexico is operated...
  • Mexican police, protesters clash in southern city of Oaxaca

    07/17/2007 1:06:25 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Houston Chronicle /AP ^ | July 17, 2007 | JOSE MARIA ALVAREZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Police fired tear gas Monday to prevent hundreds of leftist protesters from reaching the venue of an international folk festival in Oaxaca, in the worst outbreak of violence in the troubled Mexican city since November. Protesters hurled rocks and burned vehicles as they sought to march to a stadium where the renowned Guelaguetza festival is scheduled to start July 23. Police responded with tear gas and rocks. Some protesters said they only wanted access to the stadium to hold an "alternative," non-commercialized version of the festival, while others vowed to block the event entirely. The picturesque colonial...
  • Son of U.S. consul stabbed during mugging in Oaxaca [Mexico]

    04/24/2007 10:05:15 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 707+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | April 24, 2007
    OAXACA, Mexico — The son of the U.S. consul in southern Oaxaca state was stabbed during an apparent mugging, U.S. Consul Mark Leyes said Monday. Leyes said three assailants beat and stabbed his son, Marcos Leyes Perez, and then took his money after he left a disco in Oaxaca City at about 1 a.m. Sunday. Leyes said his son, whose liver was punctured, was the victim of a mugging and his assailants probably did not know he was the son of the U.S. consul. He was listed in stable condition at a local hospital, the government news agency Notimex reported....
  • 'Help save what's left of my life'

    02/01/2007 1:32:51 PM PST · by aCDNinUSA · 101 replies · 2,871+ views ^ | January 31, 2007 | Susan Lazaruk
    "MEXICO - A B.C. construction worker jailed for more than two years in Mexico over a building contract that went sour says he's been wrongly imprisoned by a corrupt system. "Get me out of here," a frustrated Peter Kimber said yesterday from his prison cell in Huatulco, where he suffers from kidney problems and other ill health. He said he has endured dozens of beatings and atrocious conditions because he can't pay bribes to get out. "I want somebody to actually help save what's left of my life," he said. "I've tried it on my own for two years and...
  • Gunmen kill leader of Mexican leftist party in Oaxaca

    01/24/2007 1:05:56 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 442+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Jan. 24, 2007 | JOSE MARIA ALVAREZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Gunmen shot dead a local leader of Mexico's largest leftist party in the southern state of Oaxaca where at least nine people were killed in political violence last year, police said today. Democratic Revolution Party official Fructuoso Pedro Garcia was shot with nine bullets in the main square of Santo Domingo Morelos, a seaside town about 150 miles south of Oaxaca's colonial state capital, said state police commander Alberto Guzman. The killing occurred last Wednesday, three days after Garcia announced he would run for mayor of Santo Domingo Morelos. Guzman said the killing appeared to be for...