OAXACA, Mexico — Workers at world-famous archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Oaxaca are striking, shutting dozens of tourists out of pre-Colombian ruins, museums and former convents.
The strike affects 16 different locations, including Monte Alban and Mitla, which attract visitors almost year-round.
The unionized workers that called the 24-hour work-stoppage Thursday are employed by the National Institute for Anthropology and History.
They have called for the dismissal of an INAH manager who they accuse of changing rank-and-file jobs without the consent of the local union.
INAH spokesman Julio Castrejon said it was an internal union conflict. He said INAH "has nothing to do with it" but was helping to mediate.