Buscando a San Juan, 2003

Buscando a San Juan, 2003

Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz In their quest to find spiritual meaning, traditional Catholics in San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, flock to Saint John Baptist Church, where photographs are prohibited. Inside they ask favors of Saints, drink alcohol and bring along shamans to ward off evil spirits who cause illness or sin. Bibles are refuted by Chamulans and the only sacrament received is baptism. Original photograph KRT, now Tribune News Service

Autoridades Autonomas San Andres 2001

Autoridades Autonomas San Andres 2001

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Año de la Paz, 1996

Año de la Paz, 1996

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Amador Hernandez, 1999

Amador Hernandez, 1999

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Altar de Jose, 1998

Altar de Jose, 1998

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Acteal, Zenaida y anciana, 2002

Acteal, Zenaida y anciana, 2002

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Acteal, recordando, 2001

Acteal, recordando, 2001

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Calvario Xoyep, Chenalho, 1998

Calvario Xoyep, Chenalho, 1998

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Cargando cafe en Jaltenango, 2005

Cargando cafe en Jaltenango, 2005

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Cargo Geronimo y XunKa, 1995

Cargo Geronimo y XunKa, 1995

RIP my compadres. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz

Carnaval Bull, Chamula, 2003

Carnaval Bull, Chamula, 2003

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Carnaval Chamula, 1995

Carnaval Chamula, 1995

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Carnaval Chamula, 2002

Carnaval Chamula, 2002

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Carnaval mashes, 2002

Carnaval mashes, 2002

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Catedral por la paz, 2002

Catedral por la paz, 2002

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Acteal, La Virgen de la Masacre 2001

Acteal, La Virgen de la Masacre 2001

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Acteal, conmemoracion de la masacre 2002

Acteal, conmemoracion de la masacre 2002

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Acteal musicos, 2001

Acteal musicos, 2001

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Acteal memoria, 2002

Acteal memoria, 2002

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Acteal, Marta with Candle 2004

Acteal, Marta with Candle 2004

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Acteal, 4o. aniversario, 2001

Acteal, 4o. aniversario, 2001

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Chamula musicos, Carnaval 2002

Chamula musicos, Carnaval 2002

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Chamula Panteon, 2000

Chamula Panteon, 2000

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Chamulas vote, 2001

Chamulas vote, 2001

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Border Wall Tijuana, 2004

Border Wall Tijuana, 2004

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Children's Chain La Realidad, 2001

Children's Chain La Realidad, 2001

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Cosecha cafe, El Triunfo, 2005

Cosecha cafe, El Triunfo, 2005

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Consultorio La Realidad, 2001

Consultorio La Realidad, 2001

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Confirmed, 2003

Confirmed, 2003

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Eclipse en penumbre, Romerillo 2004

Eclipse en penumbre, Romerillo 2004

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Curacion evangelica, 1996

Curacion evangelica, 1996

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Chinameca, marcha mil colores, 2001

Chinameca, marcha mil colores, 2001

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Desplazado en Xoyep, 2001

Desplazado en Xoyep, 2001

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Comadre, 2000

Comadre, 2000

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Comandancia EZLN, Iguala 2001

Comandancia EZLN, Iguala 2001

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Desplazados de Chenalho, 1997

Desplazados de Chenalho, 1997

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Desplazados en Xoyep, 1997

Desplazados en Xoyep, 1997

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Communion Tsutsben San Andres, 2002

Communion Tsutsben San Andres, 2002

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Diaconos, 2005

Diaconos, 2005

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Dolor con esperanza, Acteal 2004

Dolor con esperanza, Acteal 2004

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Eclipse en penumbra II Romerrillo 2004

Eclipse en penumbra II Romerrillo 2004

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El nuevo look de Marcos 2005

El nuevo look de Marcos 2005

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El Sup cubierto de humo, 2005

El Sup cubierto de humo, 2005

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El sup mas gordo, 2005

El sup mas gordo, 2005

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Elders Acteal, 1998

Elders Acteal, 1998

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Finca cafetlera Santa Teresa, El Truinfo 2005

Finca cafetlera Santa Teresa, El Truinfo 2005

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Fiesta San Martin, 2004

Fiesta San Martin, 2004

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Expelled Protestants Pray, 1999

Expelled Protestants Pray, 1999

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Flores para los acaidos de Altamirano 2001

Flores para los acaidos de Altamirano 2001

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Evangelical, 2003

Evangelical, 2003

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Escolta del Sup, La Realidad 2001

Escolta del Sup, La Realidad 2001

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En espera al obispo nuevo 2000

En espera al obispo nuevo 2000

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Emergencia de Marcos en Javier Hernandez 2005

Emergencia de Marcos en Javier Hernandez 2005

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Fuera ejercito, San Cayetano 1997

Fuera ejercito, San Cayetano 1997

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Guadalupe Diego 2002

Guadalupe Diego 2002

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Guadalupe San Diego 2002

Guadalupe San Diego 2002

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Ilol cures Chamula 2001

Ilol cures Chamula 2001

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Indigenas en iguala marcha mil colores 2001

Indigenas en iguala marcha mil colores 2001

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Jechvo pidiendo agua 2004

Jechvo pidiendo agua 2004

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Jornada Tristeza y Terror Acteal 2002

Jornada Tristeza y Terror Acteal 2002

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Jovenes zapatistas, 1997

Jovenes zapatistas, 1997

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Magdalenas fiesta, 2003

Magdalenas fiesta, 2003

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Magdalenas, 2002

Magdalenas, 2002

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Mano de Dios, 1995

Mano de Dios, 1995

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Loxa y German, 2001

Loxa y German, 2001

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Loxa con comadre, Dec. 30, 1998

Loxa con comadre, Dec. 30, 1998

RIP. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz

Live dove on altar for dead, 2003

Live dove on altar for dead, 2003

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La Catrina, 2003

La Catrina, 2003

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Juchitan, marcha mil colores 2001

Juchitan, marcha mil colores 2001

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Marcha Mujeres Zapatistas, 2000

Marcha Mujeres Zapatistas, 2000

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Marcos y Tacho Intercontinental 1996

Marcos y Tacho Intercontinental 1996

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Mariano Perez Conde, 2002

Mariano Perez Conde, 2002

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Mashes Romerillo, 2004

Mashes Romerillo, 2004

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Mayor Moises, La Realidad, 2001

Mayor Moises, La Realidad, 2001

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Milicianos EZLN La Realidad, 2001

Milicianos EZLN La Realidad, 2001

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Morelia, marcha mil colores, 2001

Morelia, marcha mil colores, 2001

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Muerto en Zinacantan, 2003

Muerto en Zinacantan, 2003

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Child Romerillo, 2005

Child Romerillo, 2005

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Girls Acteal, 1998

Girls Acteal, 1998

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Girl,Aguascalientes IV, Morelia 1998

Girl,Aguascalientes IV, Morelia 1998

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Music and dance to dead, Acteal 2001

Music and dance to dead, Acteal 2001

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Mural Rebelde, 1996

Mural Rebelde, 1996

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Mujeres Zapatistas protestan, 2000

Mujeres Zapatistas protestan, 2000

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Mujeres de Morelia, Altamirano 1995

Mujeres de Morelia, Altamirano 1995

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Mujeres de la Realidad 2001

Mujeres de la Realidad 2001

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Niño zapatista,1997

Niño zapatista,1997

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Oventic comida, `1996

Oventic comida, `1996

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Oventic Encuentro Continental, 1996

Oventic Encuentro Continental, 1996

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Oventik Zapata 2001

Oventik Zapata 2001

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Pachuca, Marcha mil colores, 2001

Pachuca, Marcha mil colores, 2001

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Pasaje a Xibalba Migrante Chamula 2005

Pasaje a Xibalba Migrante Chamula 2005

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Petalos para los caidos, Acteal 2002

Petalos para los caidos, Acteal 2002

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Pidiendo Paz en Quextic 2001

Pidiendo Paz en Quextic 2001

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Recuerdo de Acteal 2000

Recuerdo de Acteal 2000

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Recordando Che en Oventik 2001

Recordando Che en Oventik 2001

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Quextic, recordando Digna 2001

Quextic, recordando Digna 2001

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Quextic sin justicia, 2001

Quextic sin justicia, 2001

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Quextic retorno, 2001

Quextic retorno, 2001

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Prayer Acteal, 2001

Prayer Acteal, 2001

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Pidiendo Paz en Xoyep, 2001

Pidiendo Paz en Xoyep, 2001

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Refugiados de la masacre de Acteal en Polho 23 dic 1997

Refugiados de la masacre de Acteal en Polho 23 dic 1997

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Remembering the massacre 2001

Remembering the massacre 2001

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Retornando a Quextic 2001

Retornando a Quextic 2001

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Retorno a Los Chorros 2001

Retorno a Los Chorros 2001

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Rezos a la Virgen, 2002

Rezos a la Virgen, 2002

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Rezos a la Virgen de Guadalupe, 2002

Rezos a la Virgen de Guadalupe, 2002

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Rezos a San Juan, Chamula 2001

Rezos a San Juan, Chamula 2001

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Rezos Capilla Acteal 2004

Rezos Capilla Acteal 2004

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Bishop Samuel Ruiz en Chanal, 1998

Bishop Samuel Ruiz en Chanal, 1998

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Romerillo luego de Todos Santos 2000

Romerillo luego de Todos Santos 2000

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Romerillo Fieles Difuntos II 2000

Romerillo Fieles Difuntos II 2000

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Romerillo Fieles Difuntos 2000

Romerillo Fieles Difuntos 2000

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Rezos en Panteon Chamula 2000

Rezos en Panteon Chamula 2000

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Rezos en iglesia con velas 2002

Rezos en iglesia con velas 2002

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Rezos en iglesia 2001

Rezos en iglesia 2001

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Rezos Chenalho 2001

Rezos Chenalho 2001

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San Cayetano 1996

San Cayetano 1996

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San Juan 1997

San Juan 1997

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San Martin 31 octubre 2004

San Martin 31 octubre 2004

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San Martin Fiesta 2004

San Martin Fiesta 2004

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Santa Marta jaguar 2003

Santa Marta jaguar 2003

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santiago El Pinar 2003

santiago El Pinar 2003

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San Cristobal sky 2002

San Cristobal sky 2002

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Seven years cease-fire 2001

Seven years cease-fire 2001

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suplicas en iglesia 2002

suplicas en iglesia 2002

Suplicas a la virgen 2002

Suplicas a la virgen 2002

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Sup Marcos con compas, 1995

Sup Marcos con compas, 1995

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Soldadito La Realidad 2001

Soldadito La Realidad 2001

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Sobrevivientes de la masacre Acteal 1999

Sobrevivientes de la masacre Acteal 1999

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Sna Jolobil reza en Sto. Domingo 2005

Sna Jolobil reza en Sto. Domingo 2005

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Sna Jolobil reza a cruces 2005

Sna Jolobil reza a cruces 2005

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Smokers in Montes Azules 2000

Smokers in Montes Azules 2000

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Tejedoras Sna Jolobil en Jardin de Jaguar 2000

Tejedoras Sna Jolobil en Jardin de Jaguar 2000

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Todos Santos Chamula 2000

Todos Santos Chamula 2000

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Tsutsben San Andres diaconos 2002

Tsutsben San Andres diaconos 2002

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Tzotziles lloran ante asesinato en Candelaria 2002

Tzotziles lloran ante asesinato en Candelaria 2002

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Tzutsben capilla 2002

Tzutsben capilla 2002

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Viejita evangelica

Viejita evangelica

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Xoyep Chenalho 2001

Xoyep Chenalho 2001

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Zap March Seven years cease-fire 2001

Zap March Seven years cease-fire 2001

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Acteal Aniversario 2004

Acteal Aniversario 2004

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Zinacantan Todos Santos 2002

Zinacantan Todos Santos 2002

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Zinacantan muertos 2003

Zinacantan muertos 2003

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Zinacantan muerto 2003

Zinacantan muerto 2003

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Zinacantan Capilla Esquipulas 2003

Zinacantan Capilla Esquipulas 2003

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Zinacantan All Saints 2002

Zinacantan All Saints 2002

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zapatistas bloquean camino, mun. che guevara 1999

zapatistas bloquean camino, mun. che guevara 1999

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Zapatista madre y hija 2000

Zapatista madre y hija 2000

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Armador Hernandez, Get out army 1999

Armador Hernandez, Get out army 1999

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Zap Mother and Baby

Zap Mother and Baby

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Zinacantan, San Sebastian

Zinacantan, San Sebastian

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Zapatista Rebel Aspirations, 2000

Zapatista Rebel Aspirations, 2000

The Zapatista spokesperson for the Autonomous Council of Chenalho, in Polho, Chiapas, "Santano", stands in front of a mural which expresses the aspirations of the rebel movement, this 12 December 2000. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz

Zapatista refugees

Zapatista refugees

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DRUGWAR DEATH

DRUGWAR DEATH

Funeral of a child in Chenalho, killed by drug lords. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz

Parachicos, Chiapa de Corzo

Parachicos, Chiapa de Corzo

La fiesta grande de Chiapa de Corzo. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz

Parachicos in Carranza

Parachicos in Carranza

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Sna Jolobil weavers

Sna Jolobil weavers

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Evangelical Cruzade

Evangelical Cruzade

Evangelicals are curedd by reverend in the Sna Cristobal de las Casas bullring. Photo-painting: ©Janet Schwartz