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Mexico sends troops to violent Oaxaca
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By REBECA ROMERO, Associated Press Writer 36 minutes ago

OAXACA, Mexico - President
Vicente Fox announced Saturday he was sending federal police into the violence-wracked southern state capital of Oaxaca after a U.S. journalist and two Mexican men were shot to death. The clashes occurred Friday as leftist protesters barricaded streets as part of a five-month-old campaign to oust the governor.


Fox's office issued a declaration saying that the federal forces would concentrate in Oaxaca on Saturday. His office later clarified that he was referring to federal police, not troops, but did not specify how many were being sent.

The president earlier had refused to send such forces to the city, insisting that the dispute should be resolve through negotiations. The conflict has been one of the biggest challenges for Fox, whose six-year term ends Dec 1.

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However, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza said the armed group may have been police. The Mexico City newspaper El Universal on Saturday published photos identifying some of the men firing at protesters as local officials.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061028/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/m...
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  -Mexico sends troops to violent Oaxaca sfexpat2000  Oct-28-06 10:24 AM   #0 
  - And unless you read Yahoo, so little is known about the troubles in  acmavm   Oct-28-06 10:27 AM   #1 
  - Misleading headline. Indy Media and Narco News report  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 10:31 AM   #2 
     - It does make me sick.  Benhurst   Oct-28-06 10:55 AM   #3 
     - Take Action here:  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 11:04 AM   #6 
        - I just sent this to the Red Cross:  Benhurst   Oct-28-06 11:38 AM   #12 
           - Good. Thanks.  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 11:40 AM   #14 
           - I took the advice from the other thread and  roody   Oct-28-06 03:58 PM   #19 
              - Who knows what will work with Lidda Dole's old gang.  Benhurst   Oct-28-06 04:47 PM   #21 
     - sick sick sick  leftchick   Oct-28-06 10:56 AM   #4 
  - "Violent" Oaxaca  Barrett808   Oct-28-06 11:03 AM   #5 
  - Exactly. n/t  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 11:05 AM   #7 
  - This is simply horrible  Generic Brad   Oct-28-06 11:10 AM   #8 
  - misleading article too. It was the police who killed those people. That is  robinlynne   Oct-28-06 11:26 AM   #9 
  - Yup. Authorized Propaganda doing its job. n/t  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 11:38 AM   #11 
  - It's time for me to dust off my tinfoil hat ....  lpbk2713   Oct-28-06 11:35 AM   #10 
  - Why wait? Practice today by emailing the American Embassy  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 11:39 AM   #13 
  - I'm not American, and I very much want a Democratic Congress...  arcos   Oct-29-06 07:08 AM   #32 
  - Attn 'Go Slow' Cauldron Trolls  MrPrax   Oct-28-06 12:11 PM   #15 
  - The Right Wing Once Again  stepnw1f   Oct-28-06 12:45 PM   #16 
  - The only violence in Oaxaca comes from the government  IndianaGreen   Oct-28-06 01:43 PM   #17 
  - Shootout in Mexican city kills U.S. journalist (IndyMedia reporter)  IndianaGreen   Oct-28-06 02:07 PM   #18 
  - Has his death finally brought this story to the MSM?  Viva_La_Revolution   Oct-28-06 04:06 PM   #20 
     - Only in the Official form. Rebels are creating violence, you know.  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 06:51 PM   #22 
     - As in the lead off to the Iraq war, one must look outside the US to find news  IndianaGreen   Oct-28-06 07:53 PM   #24 
  - It's a miracle we've heard anything whatsoever on this.  Judi Lynn   Oct-28-06 07:09 PM   #23 
  - I sent the AP "report" and the NarcoNews report to my local  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 08:18 PM   #27 
  - BBC: Mexico governor under Senate fire  IndianaGreen   Oct-28-06 07:57 PM   #25 
  - Thousands of police to quell Oaxaca protest  struggle4progress   Oct-28-06 08:05 PM   #26 
  - Miserable bastards. So, the murders have been turned over to  sfexpat2000   Oct-28-06 08:20 PM   #28 
  - Mixtec Skull found at Monte Alban  Viva_La_Revolution   Oct-28-06 10:17 PM   #29 
  - Houston Chronicle:Fox issues ultimatum to Oaxaca protesters  Judi Lynn   Oct-29-06 02:04 AM   #30 
  - The protesters have been entirely peaceful throughout. It is very important  Peace Patriot   Oct-29-06 04:21 AM   #31 
 

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