January 2, 1994 |
Hundreds of armed Indian peasants attacked four cities and towns in the southeastern state of Chiapas on Saturday. At least three police officers were killed and 18 were wounded, news reports said. The privately owned Televisa network said the rebels, who called themselves members of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, unleashed the attacks a few hours after midnight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1999 |
For Rosario Ibarra, one of Mexico's most prominent human rights activists, the struggle for a better life among indigenous people in her country knows no boundaries. On Saturday, the fiery 71-year-old former member of the Mexican Senate spoke at Loyola Law School, urging support of a plebiscite in her country sponsored by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
May 1, 2001 |
Zapatista rebels broke off contact with the Mexican government Monday, saying Congress had "closed the door to dialogue and peace" by watering down Indian-rights legislation. The decision, announced by leader Subcommander Marcos in an angry statement from his jungle stronghold in Chiapas state, threw into jeopardy five months of delicate maneuvering to resume peace talks and could lead to a dangerous stalemate between the rebels and the government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1995
Mexico's President Ernesto Zedillo took a risky, but probably necessary, gamble in moving from negotiation to confrontation with the rebel Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Chiapas.
June 11, 1998 |
A police officer and six alleged Zapatista rebels were killed Wednesday in the bloodiest fighting between security forces and rebels in the southern state of Chiapas since a Mexican army offensive there in February 1995. The violence broke out three days after Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the main mediator in the Chiapas conflict, resigned in protest over what he called government intransigence in the stalled peace negotiations.
August 13, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - Here they were again, marching through the dark and the rain - the preppies from private universities, the hipsters in fat-lace skater sneakers, the young intellectuals with faces framed in wispy Che Guevara beards, the regular kids with backpacks and smartphones. They pooled by the thousands on Avenida Chapultepec in front of the headquarters ofMexico'smost powerful broadcaster, brandishing signs and banners, trailed by an opportunistic band of hot dog and taco vendors.