Through this means we are directing ourselves to the Enlace Civil office of the EZLN in San Cristo'bal de Las Casas, Chiapas.
Issue of Aid
Kind brothers, we wish to send you our request for aid for 5 families who were left widowed in January '94, during the armed uprising. Regrettably, since that year, and until now, they have been having to put up with pain sadness, hunger and troubles, in addition to the military pressures which the bad government exerts on the indigenous communities, and all of this has led to some illnesses in them and in their families. That is why we are bringing to your attention, if you could be so kind as to help in the amount of $25,000 new pesos (twenty-five thousand new pesos), it is very essential for them, because they are in a very bad state financially. We have tried to help them, but that has not been possible either because, as indigenous, we are suffering in the same way. With no other words to say to you, we shall take this opportunity to send our greetings to all of you who support our organization, hoping that our requests can be realized. The Municipal authorities are signing, in order to validate this request.
Autonomous Municipal Council Mariano Santiz Go'mez
Autonomous Municipal Secretary Miguel Pe'rez Lo'pez
Signature of Interested parties
Carmelina Lo'pez Santiz
Petrona Lo'pez Santiz
17 de Noviembre Autonomous Municipality
Paulina Go'mez Lo'pez
Ercilia Pe'rez Lo'pez
Virginia Lorenzo Gomes
Originally published in Spanish by Enlace Civil, A.C. <email@example.com> ________________________ Translated by irlandesa Date: Friday, June 23 2000