The following sets of photos are of a protest group that have been camping out in the streets of Mexico City against the Oaxacan Governor Ruiz.
On November 6th, the day I was leaving, 3 bombs went off in Mexico City destroying a Federal Electoral Tribunal, a bank branch and the former ruling party's headquarters in what is considered to be an attempt to destabilize the government before the new President is sworn in on December 1st, 2006.
What began in May, 2006 as a teachers strike against the Governor of the southern state of Oaxaca, accused of rigging the elections and suppressing dissent, has boiled over to a nationwide protest and struggle that highlights the corruption that is still present in parts of Mexico. At the same time as the issues in the southern state of Oaxaca are Mexico’s much contested Presidential Elections. Interspersed throughout much of Mexico City are various groups displaying their support for one political party or another.