Oaxaca: new guerilla group under investigation

Gov. Ulises Ruiz of Oaxaca has called upon Mexican military authorities to investigate a new guerilla group which has announced its existence the in conflicted southern state. In a message posted to the website of the Spain-based Documentation Center for Armed Movements (CDMA), the Popular Revolutionary Brigade of the South (BPRS) announced its existence and support of the demands of Popular People’s Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO), a civil coalition demanding the ouster of Gov. Ruiz. The BPRS said that a “decadent political system” is forcing the people to turn to armed struggle, accusing Ruiz of “ignominy and unheard-of barbarity.” (ADN Sureste, April 26; Xinhua, Vanguardia, April 25)

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