Commentary on Latin America. Mostly about Mexico - but not always. Designed to encourage readers to learn about the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people spread across two continents - but not always. You can always count on a little snark.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Electrical Union Update
Met last night in Casa de los Amigos with a group of electrical workers. They say that starting at 10am yesterday morning military and police in Cuernavaca attacked and then blockaded an electricians union outpost. At this point, said the group, they have given up on getting jobs back and want to change the entire social structure of the country. They´have united themselves with a teacher protest that should be going off on Saturday, and they have attached themselves to the political prisoners from Atenco movement. They say that despite the attack on the hunger strikers that tried to go to mass in the Catedral Metropolitana, there are a number of priests that are supporting their movement and that those priests are under heavy pressure from above.
Jason Dormady is currently an associate professor of history at Central Washington University where he teaches courses on Mexico, general Latin American topics, world history, and religion in Latin America. He is also a member of the CWU Latin@ and Latin American Studies program faculty. You can read about my research interests at Academia.
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