Oaxaca: activists get prison, roadblocks continue

Eleven adherents of the Popular People’s Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO) arrested in last week’s protests in the southern Mexican city have been ordered imprisoned on charges of arson, theft and property damage. Another 18 were ordered released for lack of evidence. (Proceso, July 25) APPO has announced new road blockades throughout the state as a part of its forced boycott of the Guelaguetza folk festival, a major tourist attraction. (El Sol de San Luis, July 26)

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