Meanwhile, the unrest in Oaxaca -- briefly, a teachers' strike coupled with anarchist blockades (including guys armed with guns, molotov cocktails, and (I can barely believe this one) improvised rockets -- has gotten to the point that President Fox has decided to send in the federales. If you're hearing about this now, it's because an American anarchist who was writing about the strike on Indymedia got shot and killed. You didn't hear about it when a teacher who went against the strike and the anarchists was murdered, but he wasn't an American tourist, was he?
The utter failure of the American media to cover unrest in the country RIGHT NEXT DOOR has led me to abandon the MSM for the foreign press and informal online accounts. You can get the leftist/anarchist view from Indymedia, while a conservative American language teacher in Oaxaca offers a more jaundiced view of the anarchist cause. via BoingBoing, I found an excellent round-up page with massive links.
Keep an eye out, folks; this promises to be interesting.