Mexico: teachers strike against education reform

The CNTE teachers’ union called a 48-hour strike in southeastern Mexico, paralyzing traffic for hours in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. CNTE, or Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, is a teachers’ union in Mexico founded in 1979 as alternative to the mainstream Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (SNTE) by teachers

Mexico: State steps up pressure on autonomous Oaxaca groups

It appears that Alejandro Avilés, secretary general of Oaxaca State, Mexico, is once again trying to undermine autonomous indigenous organising in the region, as he rushed in troops to back up the new bully-boy president-elect of Santiago Xanica, Ricardo Luría. The latest crackdown, according to the Council of Autonomous Oaxacan Organizations (COOA), saw three convoys of the Mexican Army sent