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In Aftermath of Last Year's Unrest, Oaxaca Still Struggles

Thursday, May 17, 2007

OAXACA, Mexico -- The grim images of tear gas and street battles that were streaming out of Oaxaca late last year nearly dissuaded Spanish-language student Hermann Ingjaldsson from coming to the southern Mexican state, where a teachers' strike had descended into a revolt against the governor.

"I looked it up on YouTube and it didn't look good," the native of Iceland recalled one quiet evening while poring over his notes. ...

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