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MEXICO: San Andrés and the Unresolved Dialogue

If the San Andrés Accords at any point reflected the Mexican government’s decision to allow and contribute to the construction of indigenous autonomy, it certainly didn’t transform into reality. Instead, the pathways of dialogue became narrower and narrower. These negotiations … Continue reading

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MEXICO: A Country of Self-Defence

In Mexico, people do not only feel obliged to arm themselves and fire as a legitimate form of defence. They also work in the informal economy as a legitimate form of defence; emigrate without documents as a legitimate form of … Continue reading

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Bishop Says EZLN is Strong, and Indigenous Have Dignity and Rights

The bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel said, approaching the twentieth anniversary of the Zapatista uprising of 1994: “Many people wonder if the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) still exists, and I tell them that … Continue reading

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The State of the Mexican Republic Twenty Years after the Zapatista Uprising

Since 1994, the political landscape in Mexico (and throughout the world) has changed quite a lot. And politicians did not escape the changes. Some have been replaced by ‘entrepreneurs’, others have simply become their agents. As a result, the economic … Continue reading

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Zapatismo: 30 Years of the Most Sensible Delusions

Zapatismo is a school of thought unlike any other, and after thirty years it is a strong, living example for all people fighting against colonialism and exploitation. In November of 1983, the Lacandona Jungle in Chiapas saw the arrival of … Continue reading

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Zapatismo: Twenty Years Later

Just like Peña Nieto today, twenty years ago Salinas also thought he was invincible. His implementation of ‘reforms’ in a vertical and authoritarian way went through without major obstacles or a significant reduction in his popularity. He had started a … Continue reading

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Twenty Years on from the Zapatista Uprising

What is the significance of the Zapatistas today? Do they still exist? Have they actually achieved anything? Will they rise up again? Mexico has changed in the last twenty years, and so have the Zapatistas. Though their fight is no … Continue reading

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