Accession Number : ADA312177

Title :   Chiapas, Zapatistas, and the "M" Word.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bendler, Dale B.

PDF Url : ADA312177

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : As of this writing the armed phase of the Zapatista insurgency is well into its third year. The Government of Mexico continues to negotiate, offer concrete concessions, and pump unprecedented amounts of federal money into Chiapas and neighboring states. Yet the EZLN refuses to give up their arms and join the political process. why? Because the insurgents are not, nor were they ever, interested in political compromise. They seek total power and their means to this end is protracted politico-military warfare relying on the time-tested Maoist model. That is to say, the present-day Mexican insurgents are Zapatistas in name only.

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, *INSURGENCY, WEAPONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, WORDS(LANGUAGE), MONEY, MEXICO.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE