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World IN BRIEF : MEXICO : Rebels Sign Accords on Indian Rights

February 15, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Southern Mexican rebels attending talks to end the 2-year-old Zapatista rebellion announced that they had signed agreements protecting the rights of Indians. The agreements, confirmed by a government spokesman, include measures to strengthen indigenous political representation, increase economic control and provide for official recognition of indigenous languages and bilingual education. The agreements represented only the first of a number of accords needed to end hostilities.

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