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Zapatista National Liberation Army

group name

Ejercito Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional (EZLN), which translates in English as Zapatista National Liberation Army.


Mexico, based in the southern state of Chiapas.

stated purpose

The EZLN maintains that the rights of indigenous people of Mexico need to be protected through constitutional and land reform. The group opposes the established political and economic system.

The group's "Declaration from the Lancondon Jungle" in December 1993 demanded "work, land, shelter, food, health, education,...

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