To the P'urhepecha Community of Nurio, Municipality of Paracho,
To the National Indigenous Congress:
Brothers and Sisters:
I am writing you in the name of the women, men, children and old ones of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
We learned today of the National Indigenous Congress' decision to hold its third Congress on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of March, 2001, in the P'urhepecha community of Nurio, in the municipality of Paracho, Michoaca'n.
We applaud the CNI's decision, and we respectfully ask the P'urhepecha brothers and sisters of Nurio to allow us to come to their community, and to allow us to be there during the days that the Third National Indigenous Congress is being held. It would be a great honor for the entire zapatista delegation (comandantes, comandantas and subcomandante) to be received by our P'urhepecha brothers.
We are letting you know that we already doing well at organizing the delegation's trip, so that we may be there, punctually, on March 2, 2001, the date that the National Indigenous Congress will be beginning its work.
Please accept our respectful regards, awaiting the day when we shall be able to do so personally.
Vale. Salud, and may the P'urhepecha nobility have a place for the zapatistas.
From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, January of 20001.
Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
Translated by irlandesa