We wish to invite a delegation from the National Indigenous Congress


Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Mexico.
January 1, 2001.

To the National Indigenous Congress:

Brothers and Sisters:

I am writing to you in the name of the women, men, children and old ones of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

As you know, the EZLN has called for a great national and international mobilization in order to achieve the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture in Mexico, according to the Cocopa legislative proposal. As part of that mobilization, the EZLN will be sending a delegation of the CCRI-CG to Mexico City for the purpose of having dialogue with the legislators of the Congress of the Union and to convince them of the goodness of that proposal, which was drawn up by deputies and senators from the 4 political parties (PAN, PRI, PRD and PT).

We wish, then, to invite a delegation from the National Indigenous Congress, made up of those whom you find appropriate, in order to visit us, and we can thus talk about these matters. The date of the visit is as soon as you are able.

We are also taking advantage of this opportunity in order to inform you that the Zapatista Information Center now exists, and we can be in communication with each other through it.

We are hoping you accept this invitation and grant us the honor of receiving and talking with you.

Vale, salud and may we indigenous secure the recognition we deserve.

>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Mexico, January of 2001.

Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Mexico.

January 1, 2001.

We're now in the midst of making the preparations for the preparation. That is, we're preparing to be well prepared. Well, whatever. The fact is, we have prepared, for the departure of the zapatista delegation, something called the "Zapatista Information Center," whose name doesn't indicate it, but it has been set up to receive information from all of you, in your own manner, method and time (but as soon as possible now). In addition to the pleasure of informing, you can, in turn, be informed (don't laugh) by the above-mentioned group, with information such as the date and place of the delegation's departure, the route it will follow, the events it will hold during its travels, the day it will arrive in Mexico City, the public events that will take place there, a brief biography (each one is barely seven years old) of the delegation members, an extensive biography of Don Durito of the Lacandona, and a thousand and one more surprises (which will most certainly surprise us the most). Sale, here is the information for getting in touch with the Zapatista Information Center:

Address: Avenida Ignacio Allende Numero 22-A

(between Hnos Domi'nguez and A'lvaro Obrego'n)

Barrio San Antonio.

San Cristo'bal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Telephone: 67-82-159 and 67-81-013

Fax: 67-87-373

 

Bank Account:

Bank: Bancomer

Branch: 437

Number: 5001060-5

Name: Se~ora Mari'a del Rosario Ibarra

San Cristo'bal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

 

We'll be sending the email and web page addresses in the next email, since they're not resolved yet.

Vale, salud dot.com.

>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, January of 2001.


Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
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Translated by irlandesa

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