Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"...we may not see Subcomandante Marcos again" - John Ross

... AMY GOODMAN: Would you say Mexico City is where Subcomandante Marcos came from?

JOHN ROSS: Subcomandante Marcos, we haven’t seen for a long time, is actually from Tampico in the north, in the state of Tamaulipas. He went to the Autonomous University, to the UNAM.

AMY GOODMAN: In Mexico City.

JOHN ROSS: In Mexico City—and then was—

AMY GOODMAN: What’s his name?

JOHN ROSS: What was—

AMY GOODMAN: His name.

JOHN ROSS: Well, Marcos has never told us what his name is. The government has said it repeatedly, Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente. We haven’t seen him for a long time. He’s been absent from the public stage for the last fourteen months, although there have been periods of time when he’s been absent longer. But at this point, he didn’t show up at the annual January 1st fiestas that occur as a result to mark the sixteenth year of the rebellion. And I have a feeling that Marcos is just the persona, he’s just the mask. And I have a feeling that that persona no longer fits the needs of the Zapatista movement, and we may not see Subcomandante Marcos again. ... El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City - by John Ross

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