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Dangerous Weapons

October 21, 2018

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The police stripped Villegas and his companions of their cell phones, cameras and other possessions and accused them of conveying “dangerous weapons” — bags filled with children’s marbles and slingshots — that they found in the baggage compartment of one of the buses. When one of the APPO supporters, a distinguished looking middle-aged psychologist, protested, […]

Police Attack

October 16, 2018

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“It was five o’clock in the morning [June 14]. Some people started shouting — they’d gotten warning calls on their cell phones. ‘Get up! Get up! The police are coming!’ I saw flashlights snap on. Then we heard the helicopters. They came in so low their big rotors sent things flying through the air. Then […]

Mexican Justice?

February 12, 2018

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Mexico’s repression of public protest has deepened with the passage of new laws granting the armed forces unlimited powers to reprimand, curtail and incriminate whoever they please. Military personnel have been involved in nearly a dozen massacres and mass arrests during the past ten years, one of which I wrote about in Where Gringos Don’t […]

El Gobierno Es Bullshit!

December 29, 2017

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“El gobierno es pura bullshit!” Using one of the few words in English that he’d learned as a migrant worker in northern California, the squat, muscular grandfather, resident of Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca, gestured towards the rubble that had been the concrete block house he’d built. Like tens of thousands of others in southern part of […]