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Heavy repression before the elections in Guerrero, there is currently a tense calm in the city

The police and military forces that entered Guerrero yesterday, continue their intimidatory actions, police check points, and the oversight of the voting polls in Chilpancingo and other main cities of the State. In Tixtla, around 300 protesters, among them the parents of the 43 students disappeared, continue the protests.

Militarized elections

A few hours before the opening of the election polls, a large number of troops from the navy, army, national guard, federal, state and municipal police as well as “thugs” and para-military groups were sent into Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas to secure the elections.

Andres Aullet

June 7, 2015

Oaxaca: Thousands of troops sent to impose “order and peace” before elections

Thousands of police and army troops arrived last night and early this morning in Oaxaca. Their goal is to attempt to stop social protests and guarantee the elections happening this Sunday.

The US removes Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism

The US President, Barack Obama, had announced on April 14 that he would take Cuba off the list of countries sponsoring terrorism. A 45-day process of review, that ended this Friday, with a formal announcement from the State Department.

Hundreds of Thousands Demonstrate Across Argentina Against Femicides

#NiUnaMenos was a massive demonstration, one of the largest in the few last years. Thousands of people marched in 80 cities across Argentina. Workers, students, and youth joined to demand ¡Ni una menos! (Not one more murdered woman). Uruguay, Chile, and Mexico joined the protests.

Clashes between students and federal police in Tixtla, Guerrero

In the midst of the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers’ (Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación, CNTE) call for a national strike, students from the Federation of Socialist Agricultural Students of Mexico (Federación de Estudiantes Campesinos y Socialistas de México, FECSUM) blocked the highway in Tixtla, Guerrero.

CHIAPAS: Teachers’ movement burns down the offices of the National Electoral Institute (INE)

The 7th section of the National Teachers Union (SNTE), which is part of the National Coordinator of Teachers (CNTE), took over two of the main National Electoral Institute (INE) offices in the State of Chiapas and have since burned them down. This action is part of the protests against the elections that the teachers' movement is organizing nationwide.

Sergio Moissen

June 4, 2015

Argentina: National demonstration against femicides

The growing violence against women sparked a national movement against femicides and gender violence. As a part of this movement, it is expected that thousands of people will take part in demonstrations today in Buenos Aires and in more than 70 cities across Argentina.