When did the Zapatista movement start?
January 1, 1994
What does Zapatista mean?
Zapatista(s) may refer to: Liberation Army of the South, formed 1910s, a Mexican insurgent group involved in the Mexican Revolution. Zapatista Army of National Liberation, formed 1994, a Mexican indigenous armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas.
Where do the Zapatistas live?
Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities (Spanish: Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes Zapatistas, MAREZ) are de facto autonomous territories controlled by the Neo-zapatista support bases in the Mexican state of Chiapas, founded following the Zapatista uprising which took place in 1994 and is part of the wider Chiapas
What was the Chiapas rebellion?
The Chiapas conflict (Spanish: Conflicto de Chiapas) refers to the 1994 Zapatista uprising, the 1995 Zapatista crisis and their aftermath, and tensions between the indigenous peoples and subsistence farmers in the Mexican state of Chiapas from the 1990s to the present day.
What are the Zapatistas fighting for?
Their initial goal was to instigate a revolution against the rise of neoliberalism throughout Mexico, but since no such revolution occurred, they used their uprising as a platform to call attention to their movement to protest the signing of the NAFTA, which the EZLN believed would increase inequality in Chiapas.
When did Chiapas became part of Mexico?