Mexico: Faced with ‘Repression’, CNTE Dissident Teachers Issue ‘High Alert’
La Jornada: Laura Poy Solano
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.