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Teachers Protest Education Reform in Oaxaca

Dissident teachers and representatives of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, or APPO, tore down electoral advertising from the streets of the Oaxaca capital to protest a recent education overhaul, officials told Efe. continue reading »

5 Men Killed in Mexico, Police Suspect Organized Crime

Five people were fatally shot in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the regional Attorney General's Office said Friday. The killings took place Thursday night on Highway 90 in the municipality of San Pedro Totolapan. continue reading »

Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico (VIDEO)

This is so NewsTaco! I watched it this morning – a short documentary about people in the mountains of Oaxaca who communicate through a whistling language. continue reading »

Mexican Police Detain 37 Central American Migrants in Oaxaca

The Federal Police detained 37 Honduran and Salvadoran migrants in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the National Security Council said. The migrants were found during an operation at kilometer 235 of the Mexico City-Ciudad Cuauhtemoc highway, the council, a Government Secretariat agency, said. continue reading »

Mexican Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Couples Seeking Marriage

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of three same-sex couples to whom the authorities in the southern state of Oaxaca had refused authorization to wed, bringing the country one step closer to general recognition of this type of union. continue reading »

Tomb With 1,300 Year Old Remains Discovered in Mexico

Mexican archaeologists discovered the tomb of a person who may have led a region in what is now the southern state of Oaxaca approximately 1,300 years ago, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said. continue reading »

Oaxaca Obtain $76 Million in Loans to Finance Wind Farm

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of up to $76 million to Impulsora Nacional de Electricidad S. de R. L. de C.V., a subsidiary of Enel Green Power SpA, to support its investment in a 74-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. continue reading »

Mexican Oil Spill Responsible for Deaths of Sea Turtles, Says Environmentalists

A total of 24 sea turtles have been found dead on the beaches of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca after oil spilled from a sunken loading buoy owned by state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, the environmental group Wildcoast/Costa Salvaje said. continue reading »

Disaster Declared in Areas Affected by Hurricane Carlotta

A disaster declaration has been issued for 68 cities in the southern state of Oaxaca and five cities in the southwestern state of Guerrero affected by Hurricane Carlotta, the Mexican federal government said. continue reading »

Oaxacans in California Prepare for Guelaguetza Festival

Some communities of people from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are preserving their roots in California with festivals that emphasize their rich cultural tradition. continue reading »

Plight of Women in Mexican Prisons

According to the Department of Public Safety of Oaxaca, one of the poorest States in Mexico, women account for 6% of the prison population in the Country. If the women's prison is not available in the jurisdiction in which they were indicted, women are sent to the female area of one of the 14 State prisons. continue reading »

Mexico Set to Meet Climate Goals and Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50 Million Tons

The Mexican government's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 million tons a year is likely to be met, but may miss the December 2012 deadline, Odon de Buen Rodriguez, continue reading »

Is It Time to be Afraid of Sarah Palin?

I have long avoided bashing, talking about or even acknowledging Sarah Palin - with so many loquitas in my familia - I have a kind of empathy for her. And when you have a loquita mixed with a tonta factor then in my book they are hands off. continue reading »

Elected Officials in Oaxaca Mexico Targeted Over the Weekend

An elected official from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was shot to death over the weekend near his home while another from the National Action Party (PAN) was kidnapped-both incidents occurring in Oaxaca, Mexico. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Oaxaca Landslide Not as Deadly as Originally Feared

UPDATE: Yesterday's mudslide outside of Oaxaca City where many were feared dead was less deadly than originally thought. continue reading »