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About 500,000 teachers, demanding a 100% salary increase and democratic reform in Mexico’s pro-government teachers’ union, staged a one-day strike in Mexico City and at least 14 states, union leaders said. The strike, the third stoppage in the last month, left millions of Mexican students without classes and snarled traffic in the capital as thousands of teachers converged on the National Palace. The strike was mounted by the National Coordinator of Educational Workers, a dissident movement grouping thousands of teachers.


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