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2006-08-25 21:07:03

OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - Scores of restaurants, hotels and shops in the Mexican city of Oaxaca will close for a day next week to protest the federal government's failure to halt violent protests that have slashed tourist numbers. Business owners in Oaxaca, a pretty colonial city now sprayed with graffiti and full of burned cars and smoking garbage as left-wing radicals try to topple the state governor, agreed on Friday to close their doors on Tuesday. Protesters, who have set up...

2006-08-24 18:11:14

By Catherine Bremer OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - One of Mexico's prettiest cities has been tainted by blood and scarred with graffiti in a political conflict raising tensions in a country already on tenterhooks over a contested presidential vote. Months of protests aimed at toppling Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz spun out of control when gunmen believed to be off-duty police opened fire on protesters twice this week, killing one person. Five people have been killed this month....

2006-08-24 15:30:02

By Catherine Bremer OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - One of Mexico's prettiest cities has been tainted by blood and scarred with graffiti in a political conflict raising tensions in a country already on tenterhooks over a contested presidential vote. Months of protests aimed at toppling Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz spun out of control when gunmen believed to be off-duty police opened fire on protesters twice earlier this week, killing one person. Five people have been killed this month...

2006-08-22 16:23:16

By Oliver Ellrodt OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hooded gunmen shot a man dead on Tuesday in a drive-by attack on a roadblock set up by leftists in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, which has been plunged into chaos as protesters try to topple the state governor. Witnesses said a convoy of vehicles sped by and opened fire in the early hours of the morning. The man was bleeding heavily and was driven to a hospital where he died, state prosecutor Lizbeth Cana said. A radical group blamed police...

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...

2006-08-15 15:51:14

By Noel Randewich MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police in black body armor sealed Congress with roadblocks and a metal wall on Tuesday to keep leftist protesters away after a violent clash over Mexico's disputed presidential election. Federal police took control of all the streets around Congress in a show of force to prevent protesters from blockading the building ahead of President Vicente Fox's state of the nation speech there in two weeks time. About 15 legislators...

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...