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August 30, 2019

Back to Chiapas 25 years after rebel uprising

By ANITA SNOW
Associated Press

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The Temple of Inscriptions at the ruins of Palenque in Chiapas contains the burial tomb of the Mayan ruler Pakal. The 7th century former city-state of stone temples is surrounded by centuries-old red cedar, sapodilla and mahogany trees.

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — We rode up to the mountain towns of Mexico's southern state of Chiapas and straight into the aftermath of an army shootout with rebels.


 
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