Another striking Oaxaca teacher killed in Mexico


The ongoing strike [previously] in the state of Oaxaca against neoliberal educational “reforms” mandated by the government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has claimed yet another victim.

From teleSUR English:

Another teacher in Oaxaca died Tuesday from injuries sustained last month after he was hit in the head when police attacked protesters in Nochixtlan.

Jose Caballero Julian taught Indigenous education and was part of a group of teachers who began a national strike against the new education reform proposed by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

The police evicted the teachers that were striking outside the Public Education Institute of Oaxaca when Caballero was hit in the head and later hospitalized.

About 800 policemen cleared the roads blocked by more than 500 teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca. The clash lasted hours, and people were bombarded with tear gas and other crowd control munitions.

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