The caracol represents the ideals of an autonomous Zapatista government with direct reference to a distant Maya past on two levels, and. Para conocer la historia y el trabajo de los Caracoles, las Juntas de Buen Gobierno y de los Caracoles Zapatistas se retoma la palabra del al anunciar su. Professor Marissa Forbis, a Chiapas veteran, explains the current arrangement in the Zapatista caracoles in more detail during a recent.

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Tuberculosis, respiratory problems, rheumatism, skin infections, malaria, and typhoid are some of the common illnesses of poverty seen, and women suffer frequent miscarriages brought on by malnutrition and lack of prenatal care.

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The Zapatistas maintain a high-quality universal healthcare service which has been praised by the World Health Organization for reducing infant mortality and providing strong primary care to residents. They were given pesos a month each to stay at the hospital full time. Unfortunately, zpatistas is still craacoles belief that if daughters leave the village they will get up to no good.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Now an autonomous workshop rents out and repairs bikes and the money goes to the autonomous township. The incidence of indigenous members of the PRI being treated in the autonomous health clinics is increasing in this zone.

Each municipality is governed by a council made up of community members nominated to serve for two or three years. The GGB is working with the villages on a plan to prevent illnesses.


Many Needs and Free Consultation The Zapatista villages in this region are gradually using fewer pharmaceutical medicines and are promoting campaigns to use herbal and plant medicines.

The idea came about because most of us have not been educated, or if we have, it was a very bad official education. The people are wise and know if you make a mistake you go off track. Home Autonomy What is Zapatista Autonomy?

After analyzing the problem, the Zapatistas invited a group of young people to Oventic on Dec.

What is Zapatista Autonomy?

They said it was a gift that could not be passed on because it comes from within. That they respect us as indigenous people and campesinos, in terms of our land, our forests, our trees, in terms of the social services, and politically that it be understood that our form of government not be imposed, that it be zapxtistas indigenous people ourselves that will decide who will govern us.

Most recently, the biggest achievement in health has been the inauguration of an operating room. The people have the knowledge.

The Fire and the Word: They also fight for land rights, labor and trade, housing, and fuel-supply issues, promoting arts especially, indigenous language and caracoolesand administering justice. Still Work to be Done in Healthcare One of the areas of work that has lagged behind in these villages is healthcare.

There are only seven female zalatistas in the four municipalities—five in Libertad de Los Pueblos Mayas and two in Tierra y Libertad.

We all have a right to be educated. The promoters and children have prepared the histories of all of their communities, and these carry on in the schools of resistance by means of a timeline. Selva Tzeltal ” OcosingoAltamirano “.


Celebrating the Caracoles

In this zone there is no dental service, no clinics with operating rooms, no hospital services, much less an ambulance. However, for the indigenous peoples, they constitute an eloquent symbol of a culture which is resisting and defying the dominant zapatiwtas, making a reality of a different way of understanding politics and of organizing the economy, zapatstas, and even human relations.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There you can get something to eat and also find copies of the local autonomous publication. In Los Altos, when students finish their secondary education they are asked as part of their graduation what they can do to help their community.

However, as we have seen above, the Zapatista use and understanding of the term is more nuanced: So we can understand from this that Zapatista autonomy is, in theory, self-government, freedom for the communities, and respect for their traditions.

The communities in this region are known for the strong participation of women. Progress has been made, although gender inequality still persists. Like in other indigenous areas, Zapatista and non-Zapatista, women still suffer inequality.