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30. Houston Chronicle:Fox issues ultimatum to Oaxaca protesters
Oct. 29, 2006, 1:37AM
Fox issues ultimatum to Oaxaca protesters
Already bloody standoff reaches a boiling point as feds step in

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

OAXACA, MEXICO The endgame approached Saturday to the five-month standoff that has seized the picturesque capital of Mexico's southern Oaxaca state.

With thousands of federal police and hundreds of army troops flown in in preparations for retaking the city center, President Vicente Fox's government issued an ultimatum to protesters to immediately abandon the barricades they've constructed.

The protesters striking school teachers and activists from an array of mostly leftist social organizations vowed to stand firm.

"We're not going to use firearms, but we're going to resist as best we can," said Florentino Lopez, serving as spokesman for the protesters' umbrella organization, which is known by its initials, APPO.

"We will not hand this city over to the federal government. They have killed our brothers. They aren't welcomed on our land."

The bloodshed prompted U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza to reissue a warning telling U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Oaxaca.

"Mr. Will's senseless death, of course, underscores the critical need for a return to lawfulness and order in Oaxaca," Garza said in a statement. "The fact that Mr. Will was a journalist attempting to report on the violence in Oaxaca so that the general public could be more aware of the situation there makes his death all the more lamentable."
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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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