In Mexico: Zapatistas on the March

New York Times reports on the latest move by the Zapatistas in Mexico to take their rebellion out of the Mexican jungles in a march covering 31 major Mexican cities, in a bid to expand their influence for the July 2006 elections.

Standing in front of a mural of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata — the rebel group’s namesake — the Indian rights movement’s spokesman Subcomandante Marcos said Sunday the enemy ”has many faces but one name: capitalism.”

Alejandro Cruz, a rebel supporter and 33-year-old high school teacher from Mexico City, said the Zapatistas could be looking to become an organization like the Brazilian landless peasant movement Sin Tierra, which has no candidates of its own but has a strong influence on elections.

A CNN report here (and the picture) via The Daily Gleyph.

Links to NYT and The Daily Gleyph reports via Boing Boing.

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