January 6, 2014

Another Failed Revolution Against Capitalism

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

It has been 20 years since Zapatista Indian rebels rose up in arms in southern Mexico and I traveled to the Chiapas jungle to interview their charismatic leader, Subcommander Marcos. I would have never imagined that two decades later, Zapatista-controlled towns would be poorer than before. For those who are too young to remember, the Zapatistas’ rebellion shook the world in the early hours of Jan. 1, 1994 — the same day the U.S.-Mexico-Canada North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect.

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