International

Subcomandante Marcos Reappears

This weekend, thousands attended the "Festival de la Digna Rabia" (Festival of Decent Anger) in Mexico to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the rebel group Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN). The group made its first appearance in 1994 to defend indigenous rights in Mexico. Notable was the reappearance of Subcomandante Marcos, the legendary Mexico City intellectual who hides under a mask and has developed a cult-like following throughout the continent. After a year of silence, Marcos spoke in public about the future of his movement and took a chance to criticize Obama: "those who think he is a lighting rod will be disappointed.”