Zapatista National Liberation Army Terrorist Organizations // Zapatista National Liberation Army



The EZLN was founded in 1993 by Subcomandante Marcos, who has been identified by the Mexican government as Rafael Sebastian Guillen, a former left-wing activist and philosophy professor at the Mexican Autonomous National University. The group was formed from peasants and the remnants of formerly active left-wing groups. The policies of then-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, especially his plans to join the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the U.S. and Canada, galvanized...

 

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