Bombs rock Mexico City
Bombs exploded at three high-profile targets in Mexico City early on the morning of Nov. 6, causing property damage but no injuries. A door was damaged and windows blown out at the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TRIFE), a body which had angered leftists in September for ruling that conservative candidate Felipe Calderon won July's disputed presidential race. Glass and ceiling panels covered the floor of an annex building at the headquarters of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), now embroiled in a bitter conflict in the state of Oaxaca. An explosion also tore apart the metal and glass facade of a branch of Canada's Scotiabank. A fourth bomb at another bank failed to detonate. (Reuters, Nov. 6)
At a press conference in Oaxaca City's Santo Domingo Cultural Center, Flavio Sosa and other leaders of the Popular People's Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO) insisted that their struggle is a peaceful one and that they have no links to the Popular Revolutionary Army (EPR) or any other guerilla group. (El Universal, Nov. 6)
Supposed guerilla attacks in Oaxaca City earlier this year were also used in a bid to discredit the APPO, and there was a similar incident during the 2002 protests at the National Autonomous University. See WW4 REPORT #64.