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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It gets worse...

It is hard to know exactly what is happening from so far away, but really if I was in Oaxaca, I would probably know just about the same.  It appears as the election on June 7 approaches, the teachers of Seccion XXII have stepped up their disruptive tactics.  Yesterday, they managed to shut 17 Pemex stations leaving people without gasoline.

From Noticias
"Sin gasolina, el estado de Oaxaca está paralizado", declaró contundentemente el presidente de la Unión de Gasolineros de Oaxaca (UGOS), Juan Vera Carrizal, quien exigió al gobernador Gabino Cué Monteagudo frenar las acciones del magisterio, que dañan a tres millones y medio de oaxaqueños.

"Existe un favoritismo hacia los maestros, pues cometen delitos y nunca se les castiga, incluso arremeten contra el ejército, lo que demuestra que no respetan la las instituciones", acusó.

Without gas, the State of Oaxaca is paralyzed," said the President of the Union of construction of Oaxaca (UGOS), Juan Vera Carrizal, who demanded that the Governor Gabino Cué Monteagudo stop the actions of the Magisterium, which injure three and a half million of Oaxacan forcefully.
"There is favoritism toward the masters, as they commit crimes and never punished, even lash out against the army, which shows that they do not respect the institutions", he accused.
More from Noticias about lots of other actions.  It sounds like a mess.

They have also taken over District Council in various parts of the state evicting military personnel from some of them, which provoked a response from the soldiers.

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