Chiapas/National: “Rebobinar 2: On death and other excuses”

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On 22 December there appeared a new communique from Subcomandante Marcos, spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), entitled “Rebobinar 2: On Death and other excuses,” which criticizes the recently approved structural changes in Mexico, particularly with regards to energy and education.  He assured that the “modern golden liquid, water and petroleum, have been stolen without a mention from the massive media.”  Marcos challenged the energy reform, indicating it as being “dressed up looting” and “treason to the Nation.”

Furthermore, in a PS, he criticized the wastefulness of promotional media campaigns spent by the present Chiapas state governor (more than $10 million) by calling it “ridiculous” and “illegal”; Marcos sees it as an attempt to hide “misery, the paramilitaries, and the crime rates in the main Chiapas cities” from tourists: “the so-called governor of Chiapas, Mexico, has solemnly declared that his administration ‘has tightened its belt’ by means of austerity programs.  As an illustration of this decision, more than $10 million have been spent on a national publicity campaign that… is ridiculous and illegal.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Rebobinar 2: de la muerte y otras coartadas (Subcomandante Marcos, 22 de diciembre de 2013)

El despojo se cubre con mentiras como las mal llamadas reformas (La Jornada, 24 de diciembre de 2013)

La reforma energética es un “despojo disfrazado”: Marcos (Proceso, 23 de diciembre de 2013)

Subcomandante Marcos publica comunicado a 20 años del alzamiento en Chiapas (BBC Mundo, 23 de diciembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: New communique from Subcomandante Marcos, Rebobine 3 (7 December 2013)

Chiapas: EZLN criticizes structural reforms (13 November 2013)

Chiapas: EZLN denounces nocturnal military overflights above Zapatista caracoles (21 August 2013)

Chiapas: Celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Zapatista caracoles(21 August 2013)

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