UNMASKING MARCOS

ZEDILLO MAKES A PRE-EMPTIVE MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST THE ZAPATISTA REBELS AND PUTS THEIR LEADERSHIP ON THE RUN

The war of words between the government of President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon and Chiapas rebels ended last week, and real warfare resumed. In Nuevo Momon, a village in the southern state of Chiapas near the Guatemalan border, sniper fire rained down on a force of Mexican soldiers, killing two of them. Near the town of Cacalomacan, about 50 miles west of Mexico City, 250 police and soldiers surrounded a group of militants and flushed them out of a farmhouse after a two-hour gun battle. In other strongholds of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or E.Z.L.N., hundreds of heavily armed...

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