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Faced with 'Repression', Mexico's CNTE Dissident Teachers Issue 'High Alert'

Laura Poy Solano - La Jornada
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April 6, 2013

Hundreds of federal police cleared protesting teachers from the main highway between Mexico City and Acapulco after the demonstrators blocked the roadway for hours, causing a huge traffic backup. (AP)

The National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE) declared a "High Alert" after the eviction of Section 14 teachers from Guerrero, who for a second day had blocked the Highway of the Sun [Cuernavaca-Acapulco] in the absence of agreements with Governor Ángel Aguirre for an alternative plan to the state education law [see, Guerrero Congress Rejects Governor's Education Reform, Teachers Continue Protests].

Teachers' leaders said that today they will convene an emergency meeting of the CNTE's extended national political leadership to define a position. Meanwhile, in states such as Oaxaca, direct actions were taken by blocking highways, and in Michoacán a state emergency assembly was called to determine whether they would initiate an indefinite work stoppage.

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