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Mexico - Ejército Zapatista de Liberción Nacional

Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN)

Last modified: 2002-12-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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[Flag of the EZLN]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001


See also:

Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional
Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN)

The EZLN's flag is a 4:7 dimensioned (approximately, I have seen 2:3 and 1:2 variations) of a plain black field and a five-pointed regular red star in the center. I have seen it on several occasions in Mexico and is described in several songs by Rage Against the Machine, such as War Within a Breath.
Dennis Fyck, August 17, 2001.

[Variant flag of the EZLN]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001
As described by Dennis Fyck.

About the last message about the EZLN, let me tell you the correct name in Spanish is "Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional".
The "official" flag or at least the most-used flag of the Movement that started to operate on 1 January 1994, is black charged with a red five-pointed star above the movement initials, also in red.
There are several variations (single red star over black; Zapata's face and initials, etc) and information published at FLAG REPORT by Mr. Jaume Ollé.

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001