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Copter flyovers raise Mexico tourist town tensions

Helicopters flew low over the conflict-torn Mexican colonial city of Oaxaca on Saturday, raising fears of an imminent police offensive against striking teachers and leftist protesters. The streets around the center of the tourist city have been occupied for months by thousands of striking teachers and left-wing activists trying to bring down the state government, headed by Gov. Ulises Ruiz. President Vicente Fox has said he will resolve the situation before he leaves office at the end of November, and has not ruled out the use of force if talks fail. Up to seven helicopters, some of a style used by the Mexican navy, flew low over the city’s famed monasteries and central square. Full Story

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