What Might a Zocalo Look Like? - 11.27.2006

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According to Wikipedia, A zcalo is a central town square or plaza, usually located in Mexican cities. The most famous Zcalo is that of Mexico City, which is formally known as the Plaza de la Constitucin, The government district of Mexico City is known after this. Zcalos were often the original central squares of Mesoamerican cities that were coopted by the Spanish conquerors.

In Oaxaca Mexico, after a pitched battle with demonstrators who had occupied the Zocalo for months, Mexico’s Federal Preventive Police, or PFP, occupied Oaxaca’s Zocalo.

In this video you will see what the Zocalo looks like today, currently occupied by perhaps one or two thousand members of this federal police force.

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