Tension between Mexican government and teacher's union leads to violence
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Violent clashes broke out over the weekend in Southern Mexico between the police and members of the teachers’ union and protests have continued into this week.
In Oaxaca, Mexico, at least a half dozen people died and more than 100 were injured after a clash between police and a teacher's union 0n Sunday.
The violence centered around education reforms brought on by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Both sides are blaming each other with the future of Mexico's beleaguered public school system left hanging in the balance.
Freelance journalist James Fredrick who is based in Mexico City, spoke to host A Martinez about the latest news in the conflict, the history of the tensions between teacher's unions and the government and more.
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