A day in the life of the Zapatistas

Produced by the World Vision Report

August 2, 2011

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(Courtesy of World Vision Report)
In Mexico, the Zapatistas live in settlements that are autonomous from the government.

In 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation staged a rebellion in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These indigenous peasants said they were fighting for equality and against exploitation. The Zapatistas were driven back into the jungle, but they still exist in autonomous, self-governing settlements that boycott the Mexican government.

The World Vision Report's correspondent in Mexico, Grant Fuller, got permission from Zapatista leaders to spend a day in one of their settlements.

This story originally aired on the World Vision Report and is provided by the Public Radio Exchange.