Mexico - Subcomandante Marcos Steps Down: What's Next for the EZLN?
Subcomandante Marcos, announced he ending his role as the group's spokesperson and military commander.

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http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article32046

Publisher:  europe-solidaire.org
Date Written:  26/05/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16324

In stepping down, Marcos pointed to demographic changes in the thirty-year old organization as new younger, indigenous leaders stepped forward replacing an older largely mestizo leadership, several of whom came out of the student and guerrilla struggles of the 1970s and 1980s.

Abstract: 
Making his first public statement in five years, Marcos denied claims that he was either in ill health, had died, or had been displaced or purged by the EZLN. From now on, he said, he would be known as "insurgent subcomandante Galeano," taking his new name from José Luis Solis López, better known as "Galeano," a Zapatista militant assassinated by a paramilitary group on May 2 in the autonomous Zapatista town of La Realidad.

In stepping down, Marcos pointed to demographic changes in the thirty-year old organization as new younger, indigenous leaders stepped forward replacing an older largely mestizo leadership, several of whom came out of the student and guerrilla struggles of the 1970s and 1980s. With Marcos apparently giving up leadership of the group, what will happen to the Zapatistas? What new political vision and strategy will the EZLN put forward in his absence? And what will be the role of the new subcomandante Galeano?