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Narconews: APPO Comes Back Strong in Oaxaca

Davies: APPO Comes Back Strong in Oaxaca

February 23, 2007
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Much speculation has hovered around the question of whether the APPO, weakened by the massive attack by Mexican federal police on November 25, would be able to survive. Today, Nancy Davies gives an answer to that question as the APPO and the teachers’ union regroup.

Davies reports:

"Section 22 of the National Education Workers Union (SNTE, by its Spanish initials) decided that the truce asked for by the state governor was without value and took over the government office of the Secretary General (Segob, as it is referred to) in the city of Oaxaca on February 21, along with thirty-two other offices statewide. The popular assembly movement has regrouped and caught its breath. It's now in a new phase of the struggle for Oaxaca, which I call the 2007 pre-electoral phase.

"...This reconnection of the APPO and the education workers union brings back much of the lost strength of the APPO, which called for protests (the ninth megamarch on February 4) that demonstrated that the APPO is recovering from the fear induced during the weeks following the brutal and indiscriminate November 25 attack by the Federal Preventive Police (PFP, in its Spanish initials) and the subsequent hunt-down of APPO supporters..."

Read the commentary in its entirety, as well as other breaking news from Latin America, at The Narco News Bulletin:

From somewhere in a country called América,

David B. Briones
The Narco News Bulletin

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