Earlier this month, we revisited the history of the Zapatista rebellion. Twenty years ago this month in the state of Chiapas, Mexico the Zapatista Army of National Liberation started a rebellion in response to the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They called it a death sentence for Mexico’s indigenous peoples. Now, we hear about how the movement has changed and how the Zapatista community is teaching others about their path to autonomy.
Tim Russo is an independent journalist and photographer who has been covering Latin America for nearly 20 years. Tim has worked with community radio stations in the region for over a decade, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Free Speech Radio News. He is based in Mexico.