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Caravan Of Hope, A Zapatista March (05/01)

On February 24 – Mexico’s Flag Day – twenty-three leaders of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and the famed Subcomandante Marcos prepared to depart the highland colonial town of San Cristobal in Chiapas on an historic caravan to the capital. Called the March for Indigenous Dignity, the caravan captured the imagination of every sector of Mexican society, from illiterate peasants to national politicians, and occupied the front page of nearly every major Mexican newspaper and many international papers throughout the month-long journey. The attention continued during the additional two weeks the Zapatista delegation spent in the city, while negotiating to speak in front of the national Congress. read more