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Luis Villoro and the Voice of the Caracol

“The next century will belong to indigenous people”, proclaimed Jesuit priest Ricardo Robles, under the shade of the enormous ceiba tree of La Realidad (five years before that Caracol was created). “Their worldview and their values will open the way … Continue reading

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The Zapatistas Redefined Themselves. The Mexican Government Did Not.

Patrocinio González was governor of Chiapas between 1988 and 1993 – a period in which the Zapatistas were preparing to reveal their existence to the world. Whilst recognising the injustices faced by indigenous communities in Mexico, he claims that the … Continue reading

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‘Caracoles’ – Schools of the ‘New Seeds’

In Los Altos of Chiapas, the Lacandona Jungle, and the Tzotz Choj area, Zapatistas live alongside political adversaries who, unlike the rebels, accept government support. This has created division in communities and even economic migration from autonomous Zapatista communities. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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EZLN Governs 250,000 Indigenous Mexicans

Over the course of twenty years, the Zapatista insurgents have founded schools, hospitals, coffee exporting cooperatives, and even banks. Their model has also inspired the growth of community police forces, forest guards, and resistance movements around Mexico. However, they still … Continue reading

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