Zapatista Army of National Liberation
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN; Spanish: Ejército Zapatista de la Liberación Nacional) is a political and militant group based in –Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico. Its members are called the Zapatistas.
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos[change | change source]
Though the movement has many leaders, both women and men, Marcos has become the unofficial spokesperson for the movement. This is because he is very well educated, a good public speaker, and has written letters to and worked with writers and intellectuals from all over the world. He signs almost all of his letters with "Subcomandante Marcos, from the mountains of the southeast of Mexico." He is wearing a ski-mask in every picture and video of him and ski-masks have become a symbol of the EZLN in Mexico, as the majority of its supporters also wear them. Followers of the EZLN also paint murals of Marcos in his mask and Emiliano Zapata to show their support.