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Zapatistas in Guadalajara: Social reforms in Chiapas inspire Tapatíos

A young woman spends every Saturday working with a group of volunteers who are trying to reforest a huge empty lot in Zapopan to turn it into an outdoor school where people can learn about ecosystems. 

Maria – not her real name – drew her inspiration from a family of Zapatistas with whom she lived for a while in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. 

“The good vibrations from that family and the entire village affected me deeply,” she says. “I was inspired, and I feel that same inspiration here in Guadalajara from the people I’m working with.”

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