Zapatistas back on US border

For the first time since his tour stop in Matamoros in December, Subcommander Marcos of the Zapatista rebels arrived back on Mexico’s US border April 11. Traveling with 10 Zapatista comandantes from Chiapas, Marcos stopped at the desert village of Magdalena de Kino in Sonora state to meet with leaders of the Tohono O’odham (Papago) indigenous people, whose territory is intersected by the international line. The Zapatistas are en route to El Mayor Peace Camp in neighboring Baja California. Marcos said he will return to Magdalena de Kino within two weeks to announce plans for the Intercontinental Indigenous Conference, slated for northwest Mexico in the fall of 2007. (Narco News, April 11) When Marcos was in Magdalena de Kino last October, he briefly crossed into the USA.

Source online at Chiapas95.

See our last posts on Mexico and Chiapas, Zapatista struggle and the border.