WBEZ | Grant Fuller http://www.wbez.org/tags/grant-fuller Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en A day in the life of the Zapatistas http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/day-life-zapatistas-89984 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-02/zapatista photo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><p>The World Vision Report's correspondent in Mexico, Grant Fuller, got permission from Zapatista leaders to spend a day in one of their settlements.</p><p><em>This story originally aired on the </em><a href="http://www.worldvisionreport.org/" target="_blank">World Vision Report</a><em> and is provided by the <a href="http://www.prx.org/pieces/55831-a-day-in-the-life-of-the-zapatistas#description" target="_blank">Public Radio Exchange</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-02/day-life-zapatistas-89984 For many Central Americans, the long road north requires 'river coyotes' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/many-central-americans-long-road-north-requires-river-coyotes-86114 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-05/river-coyote-mexico_306x199.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Every day, illegal immigrants swim across the Rio Grande to reach Texas. But on Mexico's southern border with Guatemala, there's another river, the Río Suchiate. Central American migrants pay local raft owners to help them across, as they continue the perilous journey through Mexico to the United States. Reporter Grant Fuller brings us the story. &nbsp;</p><p><em>The story originally aired on the </em><a href="http://www.worldvisionreport.org" target="_blank">World Vision Report</a><em>. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.</em></p></p> Thu, 05 May 2011 17:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-05/many-central-americans-long-road-north-requires-river-coyotes-86114