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Mexico: as the union drops the unwinnables and looks to negotiate, ex Luz y Fuerza workers wildcat

Luz y Fuerza workers

The long-running saga of the 44,000 ex Luz y Fuerza workers in Mexico's central regions continues. Now the Sindicato Mexicano de Electristas has effectively abandoned 24,000 of its members in its negotiations with the government, prompting many workers to escalate their protests against the union's wishes. Two workers were arrested at one protest camp before quickly being released.

ALF bombings in Mexico lead to anti-student witchhunt

Student activists are targeted on Mexico's notoriously independent and active public university campuses following a string of bomb attacks in the vein of Animal Liberation Front (ALF) tactics.

Military and federal police bust Mexican electrical workers' union

Late on Saturday night, around 6,000 Mexican police occupied the various sites of Luz y Fuerza del Centro, central Mexico's state-run electricity company. Immediately following the occupation, President Felipe Calderón issued notice of the company's liquidation, with the termination of some 44,000 jobs.