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Chiapas Peace Talks Caught In Deadlock

Sun., March 10, 1996

Talks to resolve an uprising by Indians in Mexico’s poorest state deadlocked Saturday with rebels insisting they want to see for themselves that terms of the peace accord are upheld.

Leaders of the rebel Zapatista National Liberation Army said they want their own representatives on a commission that will monitor implementation of a treaty on Indian rights.

The accord, guaranteeing respect of Indian culture and rights to limited autonomy, was accepted Feb. 16 after five months of negotiations.

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