The EZLN Denounces Nighttime Military Flyovers of the Caracoles
By: Elio Henriquez
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, August 14, 2013
The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) denounced that on Monday and Tuesday of this week “military planes” made nighttime flyovers above the five Caracoles in which the course in Freedom According to the Zapatistas is being offered.
In a communiqué read this afternoon by Comandante Tacho, the rebel leader stated that: “perhaps it is that serving their master, the Mexican military personnel are spying for the gringo government or directly North American planes are doing espionage work. Or perhaps it’s that the soldiers want to see what is being taught in the Zapatista communities that they have attacked so much without being able to destroy.”
“We say to the (Enrique) Peña Nieto government that if his soldiers want to learn in the Escuelita that they may ask to be invited, (although) however we are not going to invite them, but that way they will have a pretext that they are spying because we did not invite them.”
Tacho read the brief communiqué at approximately 1:00 PM, in the auditorium of the Centro Indígena de Capacitación (Cideci) Las Casas, with headquarters in this city, before some 150 students that attend the Escuelita, with their respective Votanes (guardians).
Classes will end on Friday the 16th in Cideci and in the five Caracoles located in La Realidad, Las Margaritas municipality; La Garrucha, Ocosingo; Roberto Barrios, Palenque; Morelia, Altamirano and Oventic, San Andrés.
Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada
Translation: Chiapas Support Committee
Thursday, August 15, 2013