Family of Los Angeles-area man says he was mistakenly deported to Mexico; and Oaxaca's government apologizes for infamous police raid
In other Mexico-related news, on Friday, June 15, Manuel Garcia Corpus, interior secretary of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, made an official apology on behalf of the state's governor, Ulises Ruiz, for a "June 14, 2006, [police] raid aimed at clearing striking teachers from a protest camp they had set up weeks earlier in Oaxaca City's main square," the AP reports. The apology came on the heels of a local, thousands-strong march on Thursday in commemoration of the clash, which sparked about five months of turmoil. A combination of striking teachers, indigenous groups, students, and leftists was demanding Ruiz's resignation, saying his 2004 election was fraudulent and that his government consistently retaliated against dissenters. According to the AP, "A dozen people were killed in the conflict, mostly protesters shot by gunmen."