Zapatista Rebels Mark 10th Anniversary

Mexico’s Zapatista rebels celebrated the 10th anniversary of their bloody uprising against the Mexican government, with quiet celebrations that were a sharp contrast to the show of force the Indian rights movement displayed in the past.

Last year, some 15,000 people marched to the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, criticizing President Vicente Fox and demanding stronger Indian rights. This year, it was a nostalgic occasion, with about 1,000 rebels and their supporters remembering the old days of struggle — and brushing off questions about whether their movement has entered a blind alley of land disputes and quarrels with other Indians. Full Story

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