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The Zapatista rebellion coincided with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and began with an armed takeover by Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) of territory in Chiapas and first Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle, which declared war against the Mexican state.
Founded in the southernmost state of Mexico on November 17, 1983, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) advocates the interests of Mexico's indigenous people, a group that historically has been politically isolated and poorer than the average citizen of Mexico and includes roughly one tenth of the country's total population of 100 million.
That belief gained even more support in 1995 in the southern state of Chiapas when the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) staged the biggest Indian uprising since the Revolution.
Ruiz also mediated in the war between the Mexican government and the Zapatista National Liberation Army and led a national mediation committee.
The opening chapter of Our Word is Our Weapon describes the first offensive launched by the Zapatista National Liberation Army in southern Mexico during the cold early hours of Jan.
Fox has staked a great deal of political capital on a bid to end the conflict in Chiapas state and came under fire for closing military bases in the region, releasing Zapatista prisoners and supporting the controversial rights bill, all without any gesture in return from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).
He is one of the key opponents of the president's bill recognizing the autonomy of indigenous communities--one of the principal demands of the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
He has been a rebel in the Zapatista National Liberation Army since it declared war against the Mexican government nearly seven years ago in the state of Chiapas, on the southeastern edge of Mexico.