My contact took me to the apartment rooftop where we had a god view of the entire city, but warned against filming the helicopters for fear of being spotted.
The latest from Chiapas was yet another massacre, several dead and others kidnapped in Viejo Velasco, with the posibility they would be killed too.
All this and I headed to Tapo bus station for my night ride into Chiapas.
On the way to the bus station I noticed the banners erected for the national holiday, "viva la revoluccion" they said. November 20 being the date of the beginning of the revolt against American control.
It is kind of ironic now that this day in 2006 will stand as the beginning of the convoy opposing the new incoming president, Calderon, and instigate the alleged national trade union strikes.
My contact told me, being originally from Oaxaca, that Oaxaca refused to join the revolution, calling it madness. Yucatan also opposed the revolt. This, he believed was never forgotten and has led to the problems today in the troubled state.
They have been forgotten, he said, there is no work, no opportunities and no money for the state from the government.
Oaxaca has nine ports, but only four are still working. The government closed the other five, leaving thousands without work.
It is now Sunday and I have arrived at my destination in the south, San Cristobal, and will shortly meet my contact here. It is hard to write more from here in this internet cafe, as anyone can see what I am writing and I fear not everyone here is on the same side as the others, or would be happy to see me write such reports.
But quickly to add, rumours coming in from the UK, these are not confirmed and I will not act on them until some kind of fact comes through, but, rumours are abound that the government will attempt to arrest Subcommondante Marcos and send the military into Oaxaca and Chiapas.
My theory, if this is in any correct, this will happen before the inaurguration of the new president. But perhaps I will be wrong. Only time will tell now.
So, for now, that is it, other than to say thankyou for all who have helped me to this point and who continue to support me, especially my wonderful and strong girlfriend. Without you all I´d probably be dead already, or in prison, which is probably worse.
Okay for now. Roll a cigarette, listen to Motorhead playing from a crappy stereo in the Internet cafe, and get out of here to safer climbs.