Thursday, December 07, 2006

APPO Leader Arrested

One of the leaders of the recent movement in Oaxaca that called for the overthrow of the states Governor has been arrested on trumped up charges. The struggle emerged out of a teachers' strike and quickly mushroomed into an anti-corruption campaign in one of Mexico's poorest states. Death squads and other nasties were used in the suppression of the movement. Dirty War tactics are nothing new as a Truth Commission is today working to unearth and document the crimes of the last few decades.

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