Words of Welcome from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee – Tzot’z Choj Zone. October 15, 2017 in the caracol of Morelia.
The Zapatistas greet Marichuy in the caracol of Morelia
Good afternoon compañeras and compañeros.
To the compañera and compañero council members of the Indigenous Governing Council.
To the compañera and compañero delegates of the National Indigenous Congress.
To the brothers and sisters who have come to meet us for the first time.
To the compañeras and compañeros of the national and international Sixth.
To the compañeras and compañeros of the free media.
To the Mexican and international press.
In particular, to the compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, spokeswoman for the Indigenous Governing Council of Mexico.
In the name of the girls, boys, women, men, and elders who are bases of support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation and the compañeros and compañeras of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee of the Tzot’z Choj zone.
We extend to you a most cordial welcome to our home, Caracol IV “Torbellino de nuestras palabras” [Whirlwind of our words] of the Tzot’z Choj.
Welcome to this historic meeting, to this political event in which we seek life for our country, Mexico.
Despite inclement weather you are here with us, surely because we are all conscious of the evils that are being done to us by the bad government, and that’s why we are seeking liberty, justice, and democracy. We hope you feel at home, as if you were in your home territory, because this space is for everyone, no matter what continent you are from.
Thank you very much.