"Oaxaca, Mexico: An

Expatriate Life"

Writing by Stan Gotlieb

Pictures by Diana Ricci

Some links to sources on the Oaxaca occupation


I have forgotten to mention many good sources, I am sure. If any of you would care to remind me, I'll amend the list. Don't forget to "bookmark" the pages you like.



Sources in English:

Narco News A great source for news of major events taking place throughout Latin America, NN keeps an ear and an eye on Oaxaca.

Miami Herald, Mexican edition There's a lot of chaff to be sifted through, but occasinally they get it right. Ignore the AP stories, and read the columnists in the Mexico section, especially Kelly Arthur Garrett, Tali Nauman, and Fred Rosen.

The Oaxaca Study and Action Group> Reporting from the front lines and the back porches of the struggle. Unfortunately, this blog, which is "open" to anyone who wants to post, ends up with a lot of distracting side-issues, and it takes a bit of time to sift through. Still, it's a must-read if only because it is one of the few good sources in English.

George Saltzman'sBlog. One of the founders of the OSAG site, George reproduces all the entries that are pointedly relevant to Oaxaca, from the OSAG site and other sources, and adds his own commentary.

Democracy Now, Amy Goodaman's M-F radio, tv, and streaming video powerhouse has recently discovered the crisis in Oaxaca, and has begun to give some time to the situation.

Sources in Spanish:

Oaxaca Politico A mix of articles of varying reliability, this site is important because if there is something happening, it will appear here almost immediately.

Agencia Digital Noticias de SuresteVery supportive of APPO without being uncritical. Here, too, news is very up to the minute.

Official APPO website

El Imparciál A daily newspaper in Oaxaca, it is actually very partial indeed, favoring the PRI.

Noticias is a daily newspaper in Oaxaca. The editorial policy is very anti-PRI.

El Universal is definitely on the conservative side, but has the advantage of posting "up to the minute" news flashes, often before anyone else.

La Jornada is a daily national Mexican newspaper that appears to carry no government water whatsoever, reporting mostly from the moderate to far left.

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