lundi, octobre 30, 2006

Actualité - Military in, No Oaxaca Solution

Mexico, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) - After the occupation of the Mexican state of Oaxaca by the Preventive Federal Police (PFP), the solution to the conflict remains uncertain on Monday.

Unverified sources revealed Oaxaca s Mayor Ulises Ruiz has agreed to resign from his post as the local social movement has been demanding for 161 days.

However, press reports denied the rumors, affirming Ruiz is not willing to quit for he considers his resignation would not help solve the problems in Oaxaca.

The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) left the main square of the Oaxaca capital six hours after the action, while the PFP occupied the portals of the former Government Palace.

Flavio Sosa, one of the APPO leaders, said they will carry on their actions, and called on supporters to provide supplies, while denouncing the alleged killing of a 15-year-old boy by the public force.

On Sunday, PFP members entered Oaxaca escorted by tanks and riot teams, following an order by President Vicente Fox to re-establish local order, after the violent incidents on Friday, when four people died and another 23 were wounded.

The Government Secretariat warned the deployment of the federal forces responds to the incompetence of state and municipal executives to guarantee public security and social peace.

After long negotiations, the Oaxaca Teachers Union had agreed to restart classes today, but what will happen after the city s occupation by the PFP is still unknown.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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