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Militarization in Chiapas

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780813040134
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043838 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0021
Militarization in Chiapas

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When the EZLN retreated to their communities, the army did not immediately pursue them. These communities declared themselves independent of the national and state governments. They governed themselves and established their own network of public services under the banner of Zapatismo. The government brought in additional military units, militarized the state, and developed a counterinsurgency plan of threats and harassment that was initiated in 1995, more than a year after the uprising. During this period, additional Word of God communities became Zapatista communities seen as an application of their biblical reflections.

Keywords: Zapatismo; militarized state; counterinsurgency; Word of God communities

Chapter.  8210 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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