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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

One day before the elections

Photo from Imparcial
There has been lots of action in the last twenty four hours.  Most significantly...
from Noticias.
Last night, the Interior Secretary, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, announced a special in Oaxaca operation to ensure the development of the election on Sunday and that citizens can vote in a free and peaceful manner.

An hour later, aboard eight aircraft Hercules arrived in this capital 4,000 elements, between soldiers and federal police riot, as well as 6 gunships tanks that are acuartelaron at the airport in Oaxaca.

Oaxaca-Puebla Highway another contingent of 1,500 federal agents who arrived with tank named "Rhino" and tanks Hummer, tore down a barricade set up by teachers of section 22, who retreated and opened the way in Juxtlahuaca.

Last night also arrived in this capital 4,000 members of various areas military, 3,000 sailors who were stationed at Naval Base and 3,500 preventive State police have enlisted.
This story from Imparcial.
Close to 20,000 elements of the army, the marine Navy of Mexico and Federal Police arrived yesterday afternoon to the authority, as part of an operation to secure the elections on June 7 and that forced section 22 to a tactical withdrawal.

In the Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán International Airport landed seven aircraft with thousands of safety elements, while others entered overland about 19:00 hours, prepared with riot equipment. At the same time, desambarcaron marine in the ports of Salina Cruz and Huatulco.

Security in the State before the threat of boycott of section 22 and the latest developments in violence in the capital and outlying municipalities, will feature the deployment of 4,000 elements of the Mexican army, 5,000 of the Marina, 7 thousand federal police and more than 4 thousand State and municipal.

International Airport was installed as the basis for the security forces, to concentrate and keep there who also arrived by land.
The social media sites are full of videos of the police and soldiers arriving.  They are also filled with complaints and tirades about the lack of gasoline and the vandalism by Seccion XXII.

The airport is apparently open, but the teachers shut down the bus station.
from Noticias
In its fifth day of demonstrations as part of his work stoppage, members of the region of the Mixteca and Sierra, blocked the terminal de buses de Oriente (ADO), which prevented the ascent and descent of passage.

Protest that lasted for more than 4 hours, was also extended to facilities at the administrative offices of DH located in the former Hacienda Candiani, within the jurisdiction of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán.

Decision of the terminal of first class which began at 16:00 hours, delayed more than 10 runs from Salina Cruz, Puebla and Mexico City. In accordance with the transport company personnel, about 700 users were affected with the delay of its outputs.
 It promises to be a tense day one day for the elections.  The action covers most of southern Mexico as indicated by this story from the LAHT.

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