From the General Command of the EZLN, 24 Commandantes will leave Chiapas for Mexico City on February 25. The stated purpose is to "expound upon the virtues of the Cocopa's legislative proposal - which faithfully reflects the San Andres Accords - to the legislators of the Congress of the Union". The 'caravan' will cross through the lands of the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Quere'taro, Michoaca'n, the State of Mexico and Morelos, and ending in Mexico City.
Since 1994 the EZLN has been demanding that those governing recognize the rights and culture of indegenous peoples in Mexico. Already a delegation of between 200 and 300 Italians, groups from San Francisco (US), Switzerland, Argentina and France will be accompanying the EZLN delegation - some for the entire route.
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