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Tourism

Tourism

Tourism

In January 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or “EZLN”) declared war against the state of Mexico to contest an exploitative program of neo-liberal policies that stripped poor and indigenous Mexicans of rights, land, and social agency.  By August 1996, national newspapers in Mexico and the United States were declaring a visit to Zapatista rebel territory in Chiapas--Mexico’s poorest state and the region that is home to the majority of the country’s indigenous population—to be one the most fashionable tourist experiences on offer in Mexico. Read more...

 

Group Members: Fiorella Arenas, Caitlin Hamilton, Kate Trebuss