Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mexico City labor violence, through the lens

MGR photojournal report

Guadalajara -
Members of the radical teachers union Coordinadora Nacional de los Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) were kicked out of Mexico City late Friday by federal security forces, after they refused to leave voluntarily. Some of them had been permanently encamped near the center of government for months, while the main contingent arrived in late August. CNTE says they'll be back on Wednesday - unless of course the government prevents their reentry. CNTE's previous visit cost the Federal District millions of dollars in lost business revenues and security expenditures, as well as property damage.

The top image and those below were taken by MGR photo affiliate José Luna last week.

Urging CNTE onward is former two-time leftist presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrado, the anti-Enrique Peña Nieto student protest movement YoSoy 132 and prominent Mexican writer and leftist political commentator Elena Poniatowska.

Sept. 21 - Andrés Manuel's vision for Mexico
Sept. 19 - Mexico's Left determined to shackle the nation to the past
Sept. 17 - Secret Service locks down Mexico City's Zócalo
Sept. 17 - CNTE y AMLO
Sept. 14 - Elena Poniatowska, entirely out to lunch in New York
Sept. 12 - Hay que decirlo sin cobardía: los policías son las víctimas
Aug. 25 - PRI government shows no resolve against thug teachers
Dec. 4, 2012 - Mexican prosecutors get tough with YoSoy 132 rioters
Oct. 17, 2012 - Student protesters in Michoacán show their true colors
July 23, 2012 - YoSoy 132 "infiltrated," López Obrador is "crazy and violent" says Mexican politician
July 16, 2012 - YoSoy 132 discusses civil disobedience to stop Enrique Peña Nieto from taking office

With a line borrowed from the country's national anthem, YoSoy cues up a call to battle: "You have a soldier in every son (God) has given you" - Mérida, Yucatán, June 2012

© MGRR 2013. All rights reserved. All images are exclusive property of José Luna. This article may be cited or briefly quoted with proper attribution or a hyperlink, but not reproduced without permission.

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