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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Zapatista Comandantes join Cucapa in Baja in April

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Zapatista Comandantes join Cucapa in Baja in April
By Brenda Norrell
Zapatistas in Chiapas, resisting fresh assaults from the paramilitaries, are sending a delegation of Mayan Comandantes to support the Cucapa and Quilihua (Kiliwa) peoples of Baja, Mexico, during their fishing season in April and May.

The Quilihua women had vowed to stop having children and become extinct, rather than try and continue to survive. During the Other Campaign in Baja in October, Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatistas said they would return to ensure their rights were respected.

The campsite in the Cucapa community of El Mayor, south of Mexicali and near the Arizona/California border, is now established and Cucapa are carrying out their fishing rights. Zapatistas also plan an international Indigenous gathering for the continents, to be held in northwest Mexico in the fall of 2007.

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