Mexico’s Oaxaca State Governor Ulises Ruiz Says He Won’t Resign
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Mexico’s Oaxaca State Governor Ulises Ruiz Says He Won’t Resign

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November 1, 2006

By Patrick Harrington – Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) — Ulises Ruiz, governor of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, said he will not heed calls that he resign to restore order after more than five months of protests.

The country’s congress, which passed a resolution Oct. 30 urging Ruiz to leave his post, is violating state sovereignty, Ruiz said during a radio interview on Grupo Formula.

Mexican President Vicente Fox sent more than 4,500 federal police to occupy Oaxaca City after protests against Ruiz had led to 13 deaths.

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