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Dr. Elisabeth Friedman
Dr. Gunther Hega
Dr. Jorge Febles
This paper addresses the insurrection in Chiapas, Mexico as a new revolutionary response to the politics and practices of a government that neglected and marginalized the interests of the peasantry. To understand the plight of the peasantry it is important to understand the historical origins of their grievances and the first collective response: the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The paper will also contrast the ideals of the revolution with the reality of the government that was institutionalized as a result of the struggle. The new revolution of the EZLN in Chiapas will then be briefly evaluated in relation to its ideals and strategies. Finally, I will conclude with an evaluation of the effects and future of this renewed Mexican revolution.
Howell, Kara M., "The Betrayal of the Mexican Revolution: The Zapatista Response" (1998). Honors Theses. Paper 908.