Digital print by Jose Flores. Printed on thick, bright white, textured Fine Art paper with archival pigmented inks. These inks not only provide beautiful vivid color, but are also designed to last 300 years. 13x19in
On 1 January 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), an indigenous armed organization, declared war on the Mexican Government, demanding "work, land, housing, food, health, education, independence, liberty, democracy, justice, and peace."
The indigenous uprising began in Chiapas, Mexico, and its highlighted the interests and demands of the indigenous peoples as well as the Mexican Government's responses to them. It also addresses the limitations that both sides experienced during the struggle, and the consequences and effects conflict brought to indigenous rights and living standards in Mexico.
The EZLN movement was an eye-opening event for both the Mexican government and the non- indigenous population to realize the alarming situation of indigenous people in Chiapas. The indigenous conflict in Chiapas not only provoked a domestic awareness of indigenous rights, recognition, and self- determination, but also an international awakening on these issues.