Zapatistas set sail for Spain on mission of solidarity and rebellion

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Small band of mariners embark upon peaceful ‘invasion’ of Europe 500 years after the conquistadores

Five hundred years after Hernán Cortés and his men conquered Mexico, a small boatload of indigenous Zapatistas is making the return journey across the Atlantic to “invade” Spain, rail against capitalist oppression, and perhaps throw the odd cumbia party.

The two men and five women set out on Sunday evening from Isla Mujeres, Mexico’s most eastern point.

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