These five articles were originally published in 1994 through 1998. There are three, primary reasons that they are relevant to this topic, and therefore included in this website. First, my on-site investigation and interviews provided the basis for my book, Once: Once. Second, they expose a self-determination movement in Chiapas (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, or Zapatistas) that is very similar to the one that’s underway in the American Southwest. In fact, the movement in Chiapas is further advanced. And the map for the year 2080 that is linked to the website for Estudiantes Contemporáneos Del Norte shows an autonomous Mayan Republic. Third, my articles reveal a high degree of religious persecution that still exists in Mexico, an issue of which most Americans are not aware.

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Attacks in Chiapas continue despite religious liberty law

Calm before another storm?


Martyrs and exiles in southern Mexico: the persecution, the history and the response

Part One

The murders of evangelical leaders

Part Two

“Caciques” rule the highlands of Chiapas

Part Three

One man’s response to religious intolerance