Conrad Fox

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first published in World Vision Report on Aug. 9, 2007

A Night on the Barricades

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In the summer of 2007, the city of Oaxaca was insurrection. A striking teachers union, joined by hundreds of disaffected NGOs, indigenous groups and other protestors ruled the streets, with barricades of burnt out vehicles at every street corner. The state government was in hiding -- "how did you find us?" said an astonished ministerial assistant when I turned up at the door of a hotel that served for temporary cabinet meetins -- and every night shots rang out. This is the story of one night on a barricade, when a convoy of state police came out of the darkness, intent on breaking the protest once and for all.


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Hello. I'm a journalist, radio producer and teacher. I've worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for most of my career. My work has taken me across a minefield, into a gunfight, paddling a dugout canoe and inside the homes of many brave and generous people. I have also produced several major international reporting projects where a large part of my job was recruiting and mentoring local reporters. I love teaching, and besides journalism, I have taught soccer, robotics, anthropology and English.


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