Monday, April 27, 2009

Drug war hits Zapatistas

Via Green Left Infoasis I got pointed to an article by Kristin Bricker on what the escalation of Mexico's war on drugs has meant for one of the most visible indigenist movements on the continent. Basically it amounts to an excuse to imprison, torture, and disappear dissidents under the pretense of public safety in the hopes that what's left of the federal government can quash what has been a thorn in its side for over 15 years. In the case of the Zapatistas, those cats tend to be so straight-edge when it comes to drug use, transport, and dealing that no one in their right mind would believe that the group would be involved in anything dodgy.

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