Magdalena Gómez points to the historical precedents of the Zapatista tour in their previous initiatives, their catalyzing forces and effects. What impact, then, might the maritime delegation have in their voyage to visit old acquaintances?
Since the beginning of calendar of the insurrection, the image of the boat has been a central part of the metaphors in the Zapatista narrative. It is a curious irony that a political-military force territorially nestled in the jungles and mountains of Chiapas, hundreds of kilometers from the sea, resorts to the boat as a symbol of its emancipatory project.
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The Zapatista Army of National Liberation began a journey across the sea that goes in the opposite direction to that which the colonizers made 500 years ago. With the maritime delegation Squadron 421 they send messages of learning from their struggle and their history of building self-determination. This is an account of the farewell voyage, until they set sail.