February of 2001.
To the Leadership, Command Groups and Combatants Of the Different Political-Military Revolutionary Organizations in Mexico.
The EZLN is writing you the following:
First. - As is public knowledge, on February 25, 2001, a delegation of the CCRI-CG of the EZLN began a march to Mexico City, for the purpose of engaging in dialogue with the Congress of the Union concerning the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture.
Second. - During their trip to Mexico City, the zapatista delegation will be travelling through the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Quere'taro, Guanajuato, Michoaca'n, the State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos and the Federal District, according to the itinerary which was made public at the appropriate time.
Third. - Since the zapatista delegation will be crossing through some of your areas of influence and interest during its trip, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN is respectfully requesting that you take whatever measures you consider relevant so that this peaceful march can carry out its high and just aims.
Fourth. - We are certain that, even though differences and dissent exist at various levels, you share in the struggle for the rights of the Indian peoples, and you will attend, insofar as you are able, to the respectful request we are making of you.
>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee
- General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Mexico, February of 2001.
Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN ______________________ Translated by irlandesa