The Ejercito Zapatista De Liberacion Nacional

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The Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) is a current revolutionary group that resides in Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is state with a large majority of the population that has indigenous blood. With that being said they are very connected to their indigenous roots compared to other countries. With the start of the Mexican Revolution there were many people living in poverty and without land. Large amounts of wealthy Mexicans were owners of the grand majority of the land. A main problem that many believed that was resolved with the end of the Mexican War was the redistribution. Sadly, this phase of the war never reached Chiapas. For decades they were living in poverty and working for others. Consequently, many indigenous people ultimately revolted with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because it made the peasants lose more money than they originally had. With the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) it demonstrated that the indigenous people were proud of their roots and that they would do anything to keep their dignity even if they were still peasants. MEXICAN REVOLUTION The start of the Mexican Revolution came about with the dictatorship of Porfiro Diaz. Porfiro Diaz was the president who came after Benito Juarez, the first indigenous president of Mexico. At Diaz was liked by many of the elite in Mexico due to the fact that they were able to gain wealth. One often forgets about the other side when wealth is being gained on one

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