Teachers Threaten Elections in Mexico

By STRATFOR Global Intelligence, 03/18/15

Teache15610762165_4dd91cb173_zrs in Guerrero state control the majority of polling stations and are threatening to block voters from participating in Mexico’s June 7 general elections. The Guerrero state teachers’ union, CETEG, has staged violent demonstrations in protest of Mexico’s new education reform, which they allege will disadvantage rural teachers. Their demands are not new, but the movement has gained momentum since CETEG took up the cause of 43 student teachers, known as normalistas, who were abducted and reportedly killed in September. Mexico City has struggled to control the situation and must now decide how to handle elections in the state — and the possibility that they might not happen.

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