Zedillo Hasn't Put Out The Fire In Chiapas

It is easy to forget that the crisis humbling Mexico began in the central square of the sun-washed mountain town called San Cristbal de las Casas, in the southern state of Chiapas. It was there on New Year's Day, 1994, that a group of Indian peasants in ski masks launched their insurgency, wrecking the neoclassical town hall before melting away into the countryside.

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