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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Mexico’s Zapatistas launch symbolic voyage to ‘invade’ Spain” – below is their description.
A delegation of Mexican Zapatistas has set sail towards the coast of Spain for a symbolic invasion of Europe.
The conquistadors consists of half a dozen members of Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation, who say the voyage is not about hostilities but rather to celebrate a shared culture 500 years after the Spanish conquest.
Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Mexico City.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.