Monday, July 4, 2016

Oaxaca Municipal Government Officials Will Clash With Mexican Federal Police, If They Use Deadly Force

Municipal officials in Oaxaca vowed to clash with Mexican Federal Police, if they use deadly force to quash the CNTE's teachers strike.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

July 4, 2016

Oaxaca, México - On Sunday, municipal Oaxaca government officials during a press conference announced that they will act and use deadly force as well against any deadly aggression by Federal Police, if they engage and fire upon CNTE's unarmed striking teachers. So far more than 12 unarmed striking teachers have been killed by Federal Police and hundreds have been injured. 
More than 6,000 Federal Police personnel have been deployed to Chiapas and Oaxaca under orders by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) to use deadly force to quash the movement of the CNTE striking teachers that has paralyzed most of the nation's economy structure, which has caused an increase of cost for gasoline and basic utilities such as electricity and natural gas as well.
Teachers from CNTE protested on Monday in front of Mexico's Stock Exchange and demanded for EPN to stay the Educational Reform Act and to begin a dialogue with CNTE. EPN has said, the repeal of Mexico's Educational Reform Act (MERA)will not be discussed in negotiations with CNTE, but teachers will continue their national strike against MERA's national implementation.

Oaxaca municipal officials vowed to clash with Mexican Federal Police, if they use deadly force to quash CNTE's teachers strike

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