Clearing Another Hurdle

MEXICO - Report 18 Sep 2013 by Mauricio Gonzalez, Guillermo Valdes and Esteban Manteca

Executive Summary

In the run-up to the official Mexican Independence Day Celebrations, which traditionally center on Mexico City’s main square, the government reached an agreement with the main organization of teachers to dismantle the protest encampment they have maintained for many weeks in the heart of the capital as part of their effort to resist education reform measures passed by Congress. But a few hundred diehard protestors decided to violently resist the effort by federal police to clean out the tent city on the afternoon of Friday, September 13. Fortunately the confr...

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