Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Luis Hernández Navarro

Zapatistas: twenty years after

ZAPATISTAS: TWENTY YEARS AFTER By: Luis Hernández Navarro Winds are blowing today, similar to those that blew 20 years ago in the Mexican elites. At that time Carlos Salinas de Gortari felt invincible, much like Enrique Peña Nieto does today….

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Zapatistas: the Wealth of Dignity

ZAPATISTAS: the wealth of dignity By: Luis Hernández Navarro 
In the community of Emiliano Zapata in the Whirlwind of Our Words Caracol, 30 Zapatista families work collectively. They have in common a coffee plantation, vegetable gardens and about 350 head of cattle….

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Albert Patishtán Denied Freedom

[This Thursday (September 12), a Mexican Court rejected  Alberto Patishtán’s appeal for a recognition of innocence. The article below appeared the next day in the Opinion section of La Jornada.] ALBERTO PATISHTÁN: MESSAGE from the STATE By: Luis Hernández Navarro…

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The Zapatista Maya World: Collapse and Rebirth

Collapse and Rebirth in the Zapatista Maya World By: Luis Hernández Navarro What has never gone away cannot reappear. What made the rebel Zapatista Mayas to occupy peacefully and in silence five Chiapas cities this December 21 was not to…

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DON JUAN  By: Luis Hernández Navarro On March 28, 2001, Juan Chávez Alonso, Don Juan to his brothers and compañeros, addressed the Mexican Congress along with the Zapatista commanders and two other indigenous delegates. Wearing a hat, his trusty jacket, Purépecha coat and…

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