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Kill the Teachers by Robert Joe Stout An attack by heavily armed Mexican federal police on unarmed civilians culminated nearly eighty years of repressive political rule that impoverished the state of Oaxaca and made virtual kings of its governors. Kill the Teachers takes readers inside this conflict with eye witness accounts and on the spot interviews. Touching, exciting, a must read adventure. https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Teachers-Mexicos-Bloody-Repression-ebook Original link
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Kill the Teachers, Mexico’s Bloody Repression of Human Rights chronicles the dramatic citizen uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico from its inception through the massacre in Nochixtlán in 2017 with journalistic clarity. Author Robert Joe Stout served on emergency human rights delegations, witnessed many of the events and interviewed participants and survivors of arrests, torture and incarceration. https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Teachers-Mexicos-Bloody-Repression-ebook Original link
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Mexican Justice?

Mexico’s repression of public protest has deepened with the passage of new laws granting the armed forces unlimited powers to reprimand, curtail and incriminate whoever they please. Military personnel have been involved in nearly a dozen massacres and mass arrests during the past ten years, one of which I wrote about in Where Gringos Don’t Belong ( http://www.amazon.com/Where-Gringos-Belong-Robert-Stout/dp/1937536815 ). The following is an excerpt from the novel based on actual events: “Jorge, it’s Juana Juárez. How are you?”          “Bien,” he responded instinctively, picturing Pati’s mother in the nineteenth century livingroom of their Mexico City home. “Have you..?” “Yes, they let me see...
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Blogging from A to Z: L is for LaLaurie Mansion Fire


At the corner of what is now Royal Street and Governor Nichols Street stands a three-story mansion with a beautifully carved white door and wrought-iron Spanish-style railings around the second story gallery.  It is a private home, once owned by Nicolas Cage, and there are no tours offered. Now why, you might be asking, would someone want to tour this house?  Well, I’ll tell you: it is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in New Orleans.   Here’s why. On April 10, 1834, a fire broke out in the cookhouse of the mansion at the corner of Royal and Hospital streets, which belonged to Doctor Leonard LaLaurie and his wife, Delphine McCarty LaLaurie.  Delphine was a...
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