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Richard's first day in Chiapas

Richard is in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He is there with a delegation from the National Lawyers Guild. The delegation will be meeting with La Red de la Paz and other groups concerned about indigenous rights, ecological preservation, and militarization. Here are some photos from the first day.

The approach to Mexico city revealed an expanse of low and dense structures, as far as the eye could see. Here is the view from the runway:

Here is the view from the air:

Johnny Daniel Millan, one of our hosts, is a worthy painter:

The airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez does not exactly have gates. It has a telephone, but the telephone requires a telephone card that is not sold at the airport.

We passed a scenic village on the way:

Our two hostesses, Virginia Calhoun de Millan and Carmelita

Musicians played at Casa del Pan

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Dated 2005-03-20
Copyright 2005 Richard Renner
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