Oaxaca/Guerrero: Walmart closes 17 stores due to teachers’ protests

Foto @ Zócalo Saltillo

Foto @ Zócalo Saltillo

Following the blockade of commercial plazas as engaged in by teachers belonging to Section 22 of the National Union of Educational Workers (SNTE-CNTE) from 14 to 17 November, taken as a measure to demand that the government present the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa with life, Walmart decided to suspend operations in 17 stores, 16 in Oaxaca and 1 in Guerrero, on 17 November.

This is the first time that the corporation carries out a mass-shuttering of its chains, and Oaxaca is the first state to see this.  In Guerrero, due to recent protests, only one store was closed down.

For more information (in Spanish):

Se va Walmart de Oaxaca, cierra 16 tiendas ante constantes cierres por maestros (Evolución México, 18 de noviembre de 2014)

Walmart se va de Guerrero y Oaxaca (La Razón de México, 23 de noviembre de 2014)

Maestros de Oaxaca toman ocho plazas comerciales en solidaridad con normalistas (Proceso, 14 de noviembre de 2014)

Cierra Walmart 8 tiendas en Oaxaca por bloqueos (Quadratín Oaxaca, 17 de noviembre de 2014)

Walmart invertirá 414 mdp en Oaxaca (Sin embargo, 27 de agosto de 2014)

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