MEXICO: November repression

In the wake of the murder of José Luis Rodríguez Muñiz (just hours after he’d published a video criticising President Enrique Peña Nieto, local authorities, and the Mexican political system), it has come to light that the government is once again trying to crack down on the independent and progressive CNTE teaching union.[1]

In response, the CNTE has accused the government of talking about being open to dialogue whilst in reality treating protesting teachers like criminals:

In Oaxaca, 4 CNTE leaders have been arrested by the state, and 28 arrest warrants have been issued.

For CNTE leader Rubén Nuñez, the dissident teachers detained are innocent, and the increasingly authoritarian government of Mexico is simply criminalising political protests.

[1] For more on the CNTE, see here, here, here, and here


About Ed Sykes

Independent journalist. Co-founder of Phoenix Media Co-operative. Author of Rojava: An Alternative. Ex-Canary editor and writer (2015-2020). Aka 'Oso Sabio' - see @ososabiouk on Twitter.
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