The Seccion XXII planton continues in the zocalo into its fifth or sixth week. Remember all this action started before the guelaguetza. As I say, it is getting real old. They have been more aggressive, trashing building and causing havoc. And the police and the governor... their hands must be tied, because they look ineffectual. Cue is taking a beating in the papers and op/ed pages.
And this yesterday, from Noticias (click for pics)
Teachers of section 22 of the National Union of education workers (SNTE), belonging to the regions of Central Valley and isthmus of Tehuantepec, stormed the home of the Secretary for Legal Affairs of section 59 of the SNTE, Pedro Caballero Bolaños, in the San Martín Mexicapan municipal agency, yesterday morning and stole hundreds of boxes of free text books as well as useful and school uniforms there stored packages.And toilet paper, too.
Yes, one teachers union is stealing books and supplies from another teachers union, stealing books from kids to give to other kids. Unbelievable!
Every day, it is something different. The new mall, the Megaplaza, just opened and was greeted with teachers and taxi drivers protests that went on for a few days. There is more, but I won't burden you.
It gets tiring and puts a crimp on life. I find myself avoiding all the turmoil and sticking to the Etlas to get things done. Given that I can find everything I need outside the city, it's fine, but I know I represent a demographic and I am sure businesses are missing me in the city. The economy must be taking a hit each week this continues, but what do I know. Maybe the money is flowing just fine.