THE WAGES OF REBELLION

THE BATTERED ZEDILLO GOVERNMENT SUDDENLY SEES THE WISDOM OF CONCESSIONS TO THE ZAPATISTAS

Little more than a year ago in Chiapas state, the eruption of the rebel Zapatista National Liberation Army triggered national turmoil. Renewed militancy there last month was widely seen as contributing to the wrecking of the peso and the loss of billions of dollars around the world. Whatever the global reaction, in Chiapas the small band of rebels has reason to be awed at the impact of its efforts. Army units were rushed in not only to combat the rebels but also to help improve the life of peasants by building clinics, schools and roads. Government public works projects picked up...

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