Mexico lifts restrictions on foreigners

Monday, 25 December, 2000

The government in Mexico has lifted restrictions on foreigners doing research in the country.

The decision, by the newly-inaugurated president, Vicente Fox, eliminates the need for special visas for foreigners participating in fact-finding missions.

In recent years, Mexican organisations have invited hundreds of foreigners to observe the human rights situation in the southern state of Chiapas, where Zapatista rebels have led an uprising since 1994.

But some four-hundred foreigners have been expelled for their alleged participation in politics.

Conflict in Chiapas: Understanding the Modern Mayan World
by Worth H. Weller, Ben Weller (Photographer), Julia Weller (Photographer)
$16.95, Paperback, March 1, 2000
Rebellion in Chiapas : An Historical Reader
by John Womack (Editor)
$14.36, Paperback , March 1999
Voices from Exile : Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History
by Victor Montejo
$18.17, Hardcover, October 1999
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