Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Chiapas, Mexico - One of Mexico's most popular armed rebel groups known by the Spanish-language acronym EZLN or more commonly as Zapatistas, has put it's forces on "red alert." The reasons for the action are unclear. The last time such an alarm was called was in 1997 when Mexican troops massacred 45 people in the village of Acteal. The Zapatistas are a left-wing indigenous group who have been demanding autonomy from Mexico since new years day 1994 when they first made themselves known.