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Zapatista Army of National Liberation

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The Zapatistas invited the world to a three-day fiesta to celebrate ten years of Zapatista autonomy in August 2013 in the five caracoles of Chiapas. They expected 1,500 international activists to attend the event, titled the Little School of Liberty.<ref>Leonidas Oikonomakis on August 6, 2013 Zapatistas celebrate 10 years of autonomy with ‘escuelita’ http://roarmag.org/2013/08/escuelita-zapatista-10-year-autonomy/</ref><ref>"the Little School of Liberty according to the Zapatistas" http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2013/08/04/votan-iv-dia-menos-7/</ref>
 
TheIn Zapatistas2016, brokeat withthe a[[National two-decadeIndigenous traditionCongress]] ofand rejectingthe MexicanEZLN electoralagreed politicsto by runningselect a candidate forto represent them in the forthcoming [[Mexican general election, 2018|2018 Mexican general election]]. This decision broke the Zapatista's two-decade tradition of rejecting Mexican electoral politics. In May 2017, [[María de Jesús Patricio Martínez]] was selected to stand, she is [[Mexicans|Mexican]] and [[Nahua peoples|Nahua]].<ref>{{Cite web |title=Zapatistas Meet to Elect First Indigenous Presidential Candidate |work=[[TeleSUR]] |date=2017-05-27 |url=http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Zapatistas-Meet-to-Elect-First-Indigenous-Presidential-Candidate-20170527-0013.html |accessdate=2017-05-30 |df=mdy-all }}</ref><ref>https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/07/10/dismantling-power-the-zapatista-indigenous-presidential-candidates-vision-to-transform-mexico-from-below/</ref><ref>http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38169-zapatistas-and-indigenous-congress-seek-to-revolutionize-mexico-s-2018-election</ref>
 
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