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Chiapas

Chiapas, Mexico

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Who was the president of Mexico as this conflict is just beginning? Carlos Salinas
Who is the leader of the EZLN? Subcommandar Marcos
The NAFTA agreement was between... U.S., Canada, Mexico
Is Chiapas the northern most state or southern most state of Mexico? southern most state
The Chiapas people are: rich or poor? poor
How many displaced Indians were pushed out of their homes? 26,000
How long has there been tension between the people of Chiapas and their government? 15 years
True or False: The Chiapas conflict is resolved and there is no longer arguement between the two parties. False
What is the year that this conflict started? 1994
True or False: The Chiapas conflict only effects people on a local scale? False
What was the name of the ethnic group that has long inhibited this area? The Indigenas
What is the root of the Chiapas conflict? Environmental Scarcity
What was the initial goal of the EZLN? Independence from the Mexican government
Of what religious faith do a lot of the EZLN members practice? Roman Catholic
True or False: The signing of NAFTA was the only reason for the EZLN rebellion? False
Who are the Zapatistas? A revolutionary group based on Chiapas
What area did the Zapatistas attack when the NAFTA agreement was signed? San Cristobal de las Casas
True or False: Is the state of Chiapas rich in resources? True
Created by: jessicka