Wednesday, January 11, 2006

International Development: Zapatista leader campaigns against poverty publishes a Reuters report that, "thousands of Maya Indians greeted Mexican rebel icon Subcomandante Marcos near the jungle ruins of Palenque," as he embarked on a national tour to rail against poverty before the July elections.

The article describes how tourists watched the Mayan Zapatistas, who were clad in black ski masks and chanting pro-poor slogans as Marcos drove into Palenque.

It is reported that Marcos, was smoking a pipe which of course makes him public enemy number one.

Full article: Mayan rebel leader leaves on poverty campaign (By Manuel Carillo)