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, July 26, 2012

El Dia de Taxistas - not

The city is absolutely packed with tourists with hotels reporting up to 90 percent occupancy.  There are more cars and tour buses than normal, as most of the tourist are mexicanos.  So what better time to shut the city down with multiple roadblocks and blockades.  Well, that's what the taxi drivers did yesterday.  And if you think that pissed off over 90 percent of the people you would be correct.  It is such a stupid and unconscionable act and does such damage to the economy and Oaxaca's reputation.....  I will leave it at that.

Some stories (in Spanish) of the chaos created by these taxi drivers.
Integrantes de la Unión de Taxistas del Estado de Oaxaca (UTEO) colapsaron ayer las vialidades de la ciudad, al bloquear desde temprana hora, cerca de 17 puntos como medida de presión al Gobierno del Estado.
La manifestación en los principales cruceros y accesos de la capital, obligaron a la gerencia de la Terminal de Primera Clase a suspender las salidas de autobuses, debido a que no había rutas para abandonar la “Verde Antequera”.

from Noticiasmex
La irritación de los oaxaqueños por el bloqueo de taxistas que lleva más de 7 horas se ha extendido, además de las calles, a las redes sociales. Tanto en Facebook como en Twitter los usuarios han ofrecido opciones, emitido críticas los gobiernos estatal y municipal, discutido con funcionarios de piel sensible como el secretario de Seguridad Pública que respondió enojado a críticas, fustigado a taxistas e informado sobre la evolución del bloqueo, estos son algunos que han caído a la red:

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