The caracol represents the ideals of an autonomous Zapatista government with direct reference to a distant Maya past on two levels, and. Para conocer la historia y el trabajo de los Caracoles, las Juntas de Buen Gobierno y de los Caracoles Zapatistas se retoma la palabra del al anunciar su. Professor Marissa Forbis, a Chiapas veteran, explains the current arrangement in the Zapatista caracoles in more detail during a recent.

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With the aim of organizing health services for all Zapatistas, in this zone families carry a health pass that identifies them as Zapatistas. But the hospital exists and now competes with the big state hospital in Guadalupe Tepeyac that was established injust before the Zapatista uprising, by then-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. They now include vegetables and horticulture, sewing and embroidery, candle making, and bakeries.

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They go on to explain: In the last year, since the advent csracoles the Good Government Board, they have organized a single education system for the whole zone. Appointments are free for all who support the EZLN, and others are only asked for a small contribution. Moises, the same Tzeltal man who met the press 10 years ago, is now an autonomous filmmaker. After the success of this store, another one was opened in Betania and another in Zpaatistas Azul.

During Schools for Zapatisttas will share our direct experiences with autonomous Zapatisa education via face-to-face meetings, social media, newsletters, and our web page.

During Schools for Chiapas will organize quarterly workshops in Zapatista territory and occasional events elsewhere bringing academics and activists together caraocles plan concrete actions to save Mother Earth.

In the line, women carry vaccination cards issued by the autonomous government for their children. Two classes of students have now zapatistxs. They survive without land to farm, and food and medicine are always scarce. There were endless meetings where people from all over the zone discussed the needs of the communities and planned the courses and study programs. This is a rebel region, a place of poverty and extreme marginalization, and also the Zapatista territory most visited by people from all over the world.


Each autonomous municipality has a health commission tasked with investigating the situation in all of the communities.

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It has a long central street running through it, where new buildings seem to pop up all the time—cooperatives, the offices of the autonomous municipality and of the Good Government Board, the health clinic, an auditorium, and dormitories. But the more zapatistass state represses, the more the people resist and demand their autonomy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities Zapatista coffee cooperatives.

There was no autonomous clinic with dental equipment, no autonomous caracooles, no ambulance.

The communities form a federation with other communities to create an autonomous municipalities, which form further federations with other municipalities to create a region. Zapatista teacher Galeano video at In the four rebel municipalities in the jungle zone there are 42 new community schools: Autonomous education has been functioning here since and now a total of education delegates give classes to 2, pupils in seven municipalities.

It also treats Zapatistas from other regions—from the jungle and the northern part of the state. These councils are comprised of a rotating group of members who come from all of the autonomous municipalities that correspond to a particular Caracol.

Carackles in your zapatiztas below or click an icon to log in: The first cooperative was born as an indirect product of the paramilitary threat. As promoters we have to continue with our work. In this zone there is no dental service, no clinics with operating rooms, no hospital services, much less an ambulance.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Our clinics, on the other hand, operate 24 hours a day and everyone is treated the same.


Autonomous governance begins at the community level, caraco,es to the municipality level, then to the Caracol with the Juntas. They also fight for land rights, labor and trade, housing, and fuel-supply issues, promoting arts especially, indigenous language and traditionsand administering justice.

The six autonomous municipalities in this zone are: Government health projects have sought to undermine the autonomous health programs, caraco,es the extent that when a Zapatista clinic starts up, a government clinic is soon set up nearby.

This jungle area on the Guatemalan border is not without its problems, both internal and external, but preventive medicine campaigns are zapatlstas. There are only seven female promoters in the four municipalities—five in Libertad de Los Pueblos Mayas and two in Tierra y Libertad.

The other two townships in this zone, General Emiliano Zapata and Libertad de Caraxoles Pueblos Mayas, do not have any women responsible for education. About Carracoles for Chiapas. Its first profits went toward the creation of a regional food store. They are also training promoters to learn agro-ecology and veterinary skills. The people have the cwracoles.

Similarly, each one of the primary schools was built from the resources in the community with no external support, so they are made of blocks, planks, or cement. The seed has spread and now the communities of Huitiupan, Sabanilla, and Tila take part in the program.

So we agreed in the villages to make a call to those men and women who know traditional healing. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: