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Giordano: Zapatista "Other Campaign" – Guanajuato

Giordano: Reading the Zapatista "Other Campaign" Via the Internet: Part I - Guanajuato


March 29, 2006
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Today in the Narco News Bulletin, Al Giordano provides an extensive summary of recent Spanish-language coverage of the Zapatista "Other Campaign." Giordano reports from Mexico:

"In recent weeks, readers throughout the world — in English, Portuguese, Italian, French and German — have suffered the Commercial Media's Information Blockade of the most important and newsworthy story emanating from Mexico: the daily march of the Zapatista "Other Campaign" through five of Mexico's 31 states. And readers in Spanish have had to look hard for the coverage among a handful of alternative media and community radio station websites, and the important narrative provided by Authentic Journalist Hermann Bellinghausen of the Mexico City daily La Jornada, almost never on page one, buried in the "Politics" section among the flotsam and jetsam of the money- drenched presidential campaign that will culminate in Mexico in July. Narco News' coverage by the Other Journalism with the Other Campaign has been sidelined due to lack of transportation for its volunteer reporters — a problem we hope to solve soon — but meanwhile what has happened along the rebel road?"

...

"Marcos left the state of Querétaro on March 10... From there, Delegate Zero entered President Fox's state of Guanajuato: one of the Mexican regions where the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 has provoked a gigantic exodus of Mexican workers and farmers into the United States as it has devastated working conditions in the factories and farms below..."

Read the full story here:

http://www.narconews.com/otroperiodismo/en.html

From somewhere in a country called América,

Dan Feder
Managing Editor
The Narco News Bulletin
http://www.narconews.com

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