A day in the life of the Zapatistas

January 21, 2011

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(World Vision Report)
The Zapatistas in Mexico have formed settlements that are autonomous from the Mexican government.

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation staged a rebellion in the Mexican state of Chiapas in 1994. 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.