More political violence in Oaxaca

On April 14, a group of gunmen opened fire with small arms on Rufino Juarez Hernandez, director of the Triqui Region Social Welfare Union (UBISORT) in Putla de Guerrero, Oaxaca. Hospitalized with a leg wound, Juarez named as intellectual author of the attack Heriberto Pazos Ortiz, director of the rival Triqui Movement for Unification and Struggle (MULT). MULT is linked to the Popular Unity Party (PUP), while UBISORT is linked to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). (La Jornada, April 15)

On April 13 in Oaxaca City, David Venegas Cruz of Oaxacan Voices Building Autonomy & Freedom (VOCAL) was arrested by state police while on his way to a meeting of the Popualr Peoples Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO). The authorities have still not made his whereabouts known, and his comrades fear he has been “disappeared.” (VOCAL statement, April 13, via Enlace Zapatista)

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