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Mexico’s ‘other campaign’ grows

by Debbie Jack
Issue No. 1988

Supporting Delegate Zero (Pic: Jess Hurd/http://www.reportdigital.co.uk

Supporting Delegate Zero (Pic: Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk)


Representatives of the Zapatista group are currently touring towns and cities in Mexico, as part of their “other campaign” – an attempt to build an anti-capitalist Mexico.

The Zapatistas are an indigenous group, based in Chiapas, Mexico. Since 1994 they have fought against the neo-liberal policies of the Mexican government.

In Tuxtepec 1,000 people marched in support of the campaign in early February.

Subcomandante Marcos, now known as Delegate Zero, spoke about the extreme poverty in Mexico and the increasing gap between rich and poor. He condemned the corruption of the political parties who are now gearing up for this years general election in July.

Marcos firmly stated that the Zapatistas would not stand in the election or show any support for the main politicians or parties who have done nothing for poor or indigenous people.


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International
Sat 18 Feb 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1988
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