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Davies: Organized Chaos In Oaxaca

March 28, 2007
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Dear Colleague,

The struggle for a legitimate government and against injustices in the Mexican state of Oaxaca continues. Nancy Davies, commenting for Narco News from Oaxaca, discusses the recent actions taken by members of the Oaxacan community ranging from strikes by taxi drivers and Section 22 of the national teachers union to the APPO and its continued demand for the removal of Oaxaca Governor Ulises Ruiz.

The latest: APPO’s condemnation of the construction of a new wind farm planned to be built on communal land.

Davies reports:

"On Monday, March 26 the taxi drives of Oaxaca - the state, not just the city - called a strike and road-block to protest the indiscriminate sale of taxi licenses which has prevailed since the last governor found it an easy way to raise money.

"...On March 3 three-hundred-and-sixty men from the Federal Preventative Police, traveling in vehicles with dark windows and carrying high power weapons, evicted the communal land owners from the neighborhood Tres de Abril located within the polygon of Venta II, because they were an 'obstacle to the project.' Many believe that the outcry against the wind generators has more to do with the offensively low rental and a voice for the people whose land has been 'rented' for thirty years. The rental was reportedly carried out by agents who ignored the community assembly process and were in turn allegedly paid off handsomely by the government and/or Iberdrola."

In addition to Davies' continued coverage of events in Oaxaca,

Organized Chaos in Oaxaca

Narco News publishes reporter Bill Conroy on the connection between US Attorney Johnny "House of Death" Sutton and the recent scandal of the firing of 8 US Attorneys.

Emails Link Johnny “House of Death” Sutton to DOJ Firing Scandal

Read these stories and more at:

From somewhere in a country called América,

David B. Briones
The Narco News Bulletin

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