The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A large Triqui protest

Simultaneous to the religious celebration taking place in the cathedral, just outside in the zocalo, a huge protest was taking place.
Thousands of activists from the Movement of Unification and Lucha Triqui (MULT) and of the Popular Unity Party (PUP) marched yesterday through the main streets of the city, as a measure of pressure for the State Government to investigate the murder of its historical leader, Heriberto Pazos Ortiz, recorded on October 23, 2010.

The protest came in on  Rte 190, the Pan American Highway, "Cristóbal Colón", from San Pablo Etla, and was led by indigenous women in the Movement of Unification and Lucha Triqui (MULT), who carried a large blanket with the image of its leader.
The crowd was mostly male and there was a grimness to the whole scene that was palpable.  
They feel strongly that justice has not been done in the assassination and the government needs to address their concerns.  Of course, the government says it has... and so it goes.
President of the political Council of MULT, Uriel Diaz Caballero, spoke at length.  I am pretty sure that is who this is, but maybe not.  However, he did speak at length.
The Triqui women are the backbone of this movement.
They have been protesting in front of the Governor's Palace for years.
Toughness and resignation.
The struggle continues.

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