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Interview with APPO Supporter Shot Friday Night
by danielsan
Sunday Oct 15th, 2006 2:05 PM
Interview with Antonio Joaquín Benítez, APPO supporter, who was shot friday night at a Oaxaca City barricade. (Bilingual / mp3 file). Entrevista con Antonio Joaquín Benítez, apoyante de la APPO, quien recibío una balada en las barricadas de la Ciudad de Oaxaca en la noche viernes.
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Friday night, 10.13.06, three men in a red van pulled up to a Oaxaca City barricade and started shooting. They killed Alejandro García Hernández, shot in the head; and wounded Antonio Joaqúin Benítez. Two indymedia reporters talked with Alejandro yesterday, just hours after Sr. Hernández died.

Noche Vienes, 13.10.06, tres hombres en una camioneta roja llegáron disparando a una barricada en la Ciudad de Oaxaca. Ya falecío Alejandro García Hernández, con herida a la cabeza; y lazó una herida a Antonio Joaqúin Benítez. Dos radioperiodistas independientes hablamos con Alejandro ayer, apenas horas despúes que él supó de la muerte de Sr. Hernández.

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by Pachuco via la-imc
Monday Oct 16th, 2006 12:13 AM
Hundreds mourn the death of APPO protestor Alejandro Garcia Hernandez in Oaxaca

Last night brought hundreds of mourners to the Old Palace Chapel in Oaxaca to bid farewell to a comrade in the struggle against the oppression and corruption that has come to symbolize the Mexican Government.

Alejandro Garcia Hernandez (age 41) died in a cowardly attack perpetrated by soldiers dressed as civilians who opened fire on a barricade set up by protestors.

According to authorities, Jonathan Rios, a soldier assigned to a state army barracks was detained and questioned for the shooting. Authorities insist that the shooting incident was the result of a drunken argument between Rios and Garcia Hernandez and had nothing to do with the political dispute in Oaxaca.

According to the police report, Rios and three other men were driving away from a bar around 2:00 AM Saturday came across one of the protestors’ barricades. When demonstrators refused to let Rios and his group to pass, Rios climbed out of the car and began shooting at the protestors, wounding two of the protestors. The other protestor was Marco Antonio Joaquin (age 19) who was shot in the shoulder and later released from a local hospital after receiving treatment.

Though this shooting has added to the tension in the unrest that has griped Oaxaca for the past five months, protestors remained peaceful. The capitol of Oaxaca has been on the verge of chaos and could be the spark that ignites a revolution in Mexico.

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