The charges against the iconic pipe-smoking leader of the Zapatista indigenous uprising included terrorism, sedition, riot, rebellion, conspiracy, but they have all now passed their statutes of limitations.
The Pope apologized for centuries of discrimination during a trip to the state of Chiapas, home to the Zapatista rebellion, at the same time as he said indigenous communities today have much to teach the world in the face of global environmental crisis.
The Pope is heading for Chiapas, Michoacán, and Ciudad Juárez. Local priests talk about working in places where indigenous traditions mean chickens are sacrificed in church, poor farmers ask if it's ok to grow drugs, and where cartels rule.
Guerrillas are active at the Ayotzinapa Normal School campus, students tell VICE News. But tactics have changed and maybe the lines have blurred since guerrilla warfare in Mexico in the 1960s and 70s.
With an enigmatic statement, the leader of the Zapatistas announced that he no longer speaks for the revolutionary movement.
Galeano, a Zapatista teacher, was killed in an attack on May 2. His death has caused a wave of anger, solidarity, and calls for justice.
Twenty years after the Zapatista uprising, VICE traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, to recall the events of that fateful day. It was the first indigenous armed uprising in Latin America in the internet age.
Today marks 20 years since a previously unknown army emerged from the rain forests of the indigenous highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, and declared war on the government. Here are 20 photographs that Marco Antonio Cruz, one of Mexico’s most respected...