20 years after the EZLN manifesto, Chiapas not in much better shape

Here is a heartbreaking piece (in Spanish) from Viridiana Ríos

Poverty rates are higher, primary school completion is lower than in 1994.

Chiapas continues to be the Mexican state with the most inequality (Highest Gini) and most illiteracy.

The only good news to be found (according to the article), fewer people live in housing with dirt floors and Chiapas has passed Guerrero and it no longer is the most marginalized state in the country (“El Chiapas de hoy ya no es el estado más marginado del país, es el segundo”).

I guess Subcommandante Marcos hung up his boots and balaclava too soon.

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