Women block roads in Chiapas

Women from the National Front of Struggle for Socialism (FNLS) blocked roads at various locations across Mexico's southern state of Chiapas, in protest of the "anti-national and pro-imperialist" government of President Felipe Calderon. They also demanded lower electricity rates. Traffic was halted for several hours on major roads through the Highlands, Selva, Northern Zone and Central Valley. (La Jornada, Feb. 25 via Chiapas95) In a Feb. 14 communique, the FNLS protested the massive federal immigration raids in Chiapas, saying they revealed the "fascist and ultra-right" nature of the Calderon government. (FNLS, Feb. 14 via APIA) See our last post on Mexico and Chiapas.