The Native Peoples of
the Chiapas Highlands

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Mexican Indians unite for autonomy, land and justice
From Green Left Weekly, 7 April 1995. Alliance of Indian peoples from Chiapas highlands demand democracy and self-determination. Includes the Declaration of National Democratic Convention assembly of November 1994. Zapatista National Liberation Army insists presence of Mexican troops in Chiapas makes negotiations impossible.
Joint Statement from San Miguel
14 April 1995. In San Miguel, in the municipality of Ocosingo, Chiapas, on April 9th, delegations from the Federal Government and the EZLN met. the agenda of the dialogue consisted of a discussion and agreement regarding the Basic Principles for Dialogue and Negotiation, as well as the place, date and agenda of the next meeting.
Resumen y Reporte Chiapas CamposPaz (bilingual)
National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, 26 June 1995. Shows relationship of rural organization among indigenous peoples and international contacts via electronic telecommunications (in Spanish and English).
Extraordinary and urgent meeting in Mexico
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, 4-8 January 1996. Sponsored by National Indigenous Assembly for Autonomy, ANIPA, in conjunction with the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). The future of indigenous communities is to be outlined in the next several days. The EZLN is presently involved in negotiating with the Mexican government. The fundamental program of ANIPA has been to establish the right of indigenous communities for Self Determination.
Zapatista Backers March for Acteal
By Niko Price, AP, Thursday 1 January 1998. On the fourth anniversary of the Zapatista rebel uprising, sympathizers marched in this highlands city to celebrate the rebellion and mourn 45 people massacred in nearby Acteal.
United Nations Commission on Human Rights; Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Situation in Chiapas
Oral Presentation by Randy Vasquez, Monday 19 April 1999. International Educational Development/Humanitarian Law Project's concerned about the war in Chiapas—a war against the Indigenous peoples of the Tojolabal, Tzotzil, Tzeltzal, Chole and Zoque communities. Since the end of the main military actions by the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional (the EZLN) and the Mexican Federal Army in 1994, a dirty war has been carried out against them.
Indians return to Chiapas village after 1997 massacre
AP, 1 April 2000. About 700 Indians have returned to homes that they fled after pro-government paramilitaries massacred 45 residents of Acteal in December 1997. They came to the town of Chimix because persuaded to return by government safety assurances and promises of social programs.