Mexico: Oaxaca Radicals Bomb Mexico City

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November 7, 2006: Demonstrators from across Mexico continue to gather at the state university in the city of Oaxaca. The demonstrators are using the university as a base area to conduct marches throughout the city. The demonstrators are protesting the Mexican governments decision to send police to evict demonstrators who had barricaded and controlled Oaxaca's central plaza for five months. The Mexican government has said that nine people have been killed in "protest" related incidents in Oaxaca since August 2006. The biggest political news is the PRD's decision to actively support the Oaxaca demonstrators. The Popular People's Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO) is leading the demonstrations.

November 6, 2006: Four bombs went off in Mexico city, and militants from Oaxaca claimed responsibility. A fifth bomb was found and disabled.

November 3, 2006: The state of Texas has linked cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border to the Internet. www.texasborderwatch.com describes itself as a "Virtual Neighborhood Border Watch Program."

November 2, 2006: Mexican police attempted to remove barricades near the state university in Oaxaca. Demonstrators moved against the police and a six-hour long street battle began. 30 people were injured in the fracas.

November 1, 2006: Mexican press said that the government had deployed 4000 federal police in Oaxaca.

The U.S. government announced that it will begin using Predator UAVs to monitor the US-Mexican border. The "border" Predator was demonstrated at Fort Huachaca, Arizona.

 

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