Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oaxaca, Mexico: Airport closed to commercial traffic; 6 flights of federales have landed; APPO panics

The Oaxaca international airport has been closed to commercial traffic. It is being reported that at least 6 flights of federal forces and "anti-riot" equipmment have disembarked and are marshalling at the airport. An Aerolitoral flight from Mexico City arrived at about 11:30 and was turned away. The traffic controllers must have forgotten that it was on its way.

An APPO spokesman has called for APPO aficionados to reinforce the barricades. At the same time APPO radio (the hijacked Juarez University radio station) is calling for APPO personnel to abandon the barricades and avoid confrontations with federal police. What to do? What to do?

Meanwhile, here in the capitol city of Oaxaca de Juarez, we wait.

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