Hundreds of indigenous representatives from across Mexico gathered in mid-October in San Cristobal Chiapas for the 5th meeting of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI). However, this year’s CNI wasn’t business as usual.
For two decades, Mexico’s leftist Zapatista rebels have shunned electoral politics – but not anymore.
The line of guards clad in the guerrilla movement's iconic balaclavas was a sign we had found the place. For anyone who did not get the hint, there was a half rusted sign across the road that read, “You are now in rebel Zapatista territory.”
More than a thousand artists gathered in Chiapas, Mexico for an art festival for humanity. Ryan Mallett-Outtrim reports, in this photo essay.
It's not everyday that a guerrilla movement hosts an alternative art festival, but that's exactly what just happened in southern Mexican city of San Cristobal, in the state of Chiapas.