Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Birth of the caracoles and good government juntas


19 years of the caracoles and the good government juntas

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On August 9, we commemorated the 19th anniversary of the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas (JBG, their initials in Spanish), which replaced the Aguascalientes and their authorities, and that constitute regional…

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To govern by obeying: 19 years of the caracoles

By: Raúl Romero* August 9, 2022 was the 19th anniversary of the creation of the Caracoles and the Juntas de Buen Gobierno (Good Government Juntas), a watershed in the history of the Zapatista movement and a process that has become…

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Autonomy against all odds

By: Magdalena Gómez On August 9, 2003, in Oventic, Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) announced the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas, in substitution pf the Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities…

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