Featured Photo: Mexico: Bloqueo


Mexico, Americas

A truck driver, stuck for days in a massive traffic jam caused by a road block, sleeps in a hammock strung between the wheels of his truck. Hundreds of vehicles were stopped on a federal highway known as the Carretera Transístmica, when the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers’ union organized the road block to protest a 2013 educational reform. The road block began on June 13 and continues today. On June 17, this truck was in the town of Matías Romero Avendaño, within the southern state of Oaxaca. Earlier this week violent clashes between union protesters and local authorities here resulted in ten deaths, according to local media reports.

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Featured Photo: Mexico: Bloqueo