Twenty years ago, following the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a group of insurgent farmers seized several towns in Mexico’s Chiapas state. The Zapatistas, who named their movement after the Mexican revolutionary figure Emiliano Zapata, called for a new revolution in the country. Complete political autonomy never came to fruition, but the group continues to exist as a collective of 35 self-governed communities. In January, Reportage photographer Giles Clarke visited the town of La Illusion, high in the mountains of Chiapas. See more of his work and read about these Zapatista communities at Business Insider.
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