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"We Will Win One Hundred Times Over": Translating the Zapatista Resurgence

World  (tags: humanrights, death, violence, Mexico, drug war, Zapatistas, government, crime, politics )

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On December 21st of last year,...40,000 actual Mayans marched silently into five cities in Chiapas, Mexico, putting the Zapatistas and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) back into the forefront of grassroots political discourse the world...

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Pat A. (117)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:05 am
"Peña Nieto is Mexico's George W. Bush. He won the 2012 election thanks to massive vote-buying. Everyone acknowledges that he is impressively stupid and not at all ashamed of it, and for the Left he's the devil incarnate. His godfather and puppet master is former president Carlos Salinas, who was in office when the Zapatistas staged their 1994 uprising. In order to pave the way for NAFTA, Salinas reformed Mexico's Constitution, essentially removing the land rights Emiliano Zapata and his peasant army fought and died for in the Mexican Revolution of 1910. As a result, Salinas continues to be even more unpopular than Peña Nieto's predecessor, Felipe Calderón, who launched the drug war that currently has Mexico embroiled in a deadly quagmire."

Thanks for this Nancy - I have learned something today - though the rest of the article made me sick to my stomach - quite, quite literally!

Teresa Cowley (273)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 5:12 am
I wish them (the Zapatista's) all the luck in the world--and they're certainly going to need it. Years ago, we used to take day-trips to Mexico, but these days it's simply too dangerous!
Extremely interesting article, Nancy--thank you!

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:24 pm
You pick the good ones, Nancy.

Thank you.
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