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2006-08-21 20:14:26

OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen shot at a radio station occupied by striking teachers on Monday, prompting protesters to blockade streets, set buses on fire and take over radio stations in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. The early morning attack, which injured one person, was the latest in a series that has killed four protesters in recent weeks. Protesters demanding the resignation of Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz responded by blocking streets in the historic city center...

2006-08-10 23:40:00

OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen fired on protesters and killed four people in just over 24 hours as a political crisis reached boiling point in the folklore rich state of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's main tourism centers. Unknown gunmen killed a man when they fired on striking teachers marching in the Oaxaca's colonial capital city on Thursday, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. The attackers opened fire as the teachers marched through the city streets, killing the husband of a teacher and...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'