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Pre-Colombian Maya statues found at archaeological site in Mexico

Ocosingo - Mexican researchers have found in the archaeological zone of Toniná, State of Chiapas, two stone sculptures representing captive warriors belonging to the allied Maya states of Palenque, Mexico and Copán, Honduras.

Churches, Indians and revolutionaries

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico (dpa) - Remember San Cristobal de las Casas? It hit the headlines when on New Year's Eve 1993 it was stormed by armed Indians, Mexico's pre-Hispanic inhabitants. As the world looked towards the Spanish-colonial to...
 

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Sign indicating the entrance of Zapatista rebel territory.  You are in Zapatista territory in rebell...
Sign indicating the entrance of Zapatista rebel territory. "You are in Zapatista territory in rebellion. Here the people command and the government obeys".
Paolo Massa (CC BY-SA 2.0)
View of the Ruins of Toniná  near Ocosingo  State of Chiapas  Mexico.
View of the Ruins of Toniná, near Ocosingo, State of Chiapas, Mexico.
Jamidwyer
The Usumacinta River  at the border between Chiapas  Mexico (near side) and Guatemala (far side). Ma...
The Usumacinta River, at the border between Chiapas, Mexico (near side) and Guatemala (far side). Mayan groups disputed the control of the waters of this river in wars lasting more than two decades.
Jacobolus (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas  Mexico  December 21  2012.
Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas, Mexico, December 21, 2012.
ROAR
The Zapatistas directly represent 40 autonomous municipalities ruled by what they call the “Cinco ...
The Zapatistas directly represent 40 autonomous municipalities ruled by what they call the “Cinco Juntas de Buen Gobierno” (The five councils of good government).
Lorenzo Tlacaelel (CC BY 2.0)
Haunting beautiful church revealed by dropping waters of Malpaso Reservoir.
Haunting beautiful church revealed by dropping waters of Malpaso Reservoir.
Lukas Williams
Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas  Mexico  December 21  2012.
Zapatista Army of National Liberation march in Chiapas, Mexico, December 21, 2012.
ROAR

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