ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
ANCIEZ Alianza Nacional Campesina Independiente Emiliano Zapata/
Emiliano Zapata Independent National Peasant Alliance
ARIC Asociación Rural de Interés Colectivo/Rural Association of
Collective Interests (an umbrella organization under whose
name various Uniones de Ejidos have grouped together)
Banamex Banco Nacional de México/National Bank of Mexico
Banrural Banco Nacional de Credito Rural/National Rural Credit Bank
CCRI Comité Clandestino de Revolución Indígena/Clandestine In-
digenous Revolutionary Committee (the executive body of the
EZLN)
CEOIC Consejo Estatal de Organizaciones Indígenas y Campesinas/
State Council of Indigenous and Peasant Organizations (estab-
lished in 1994 in the aftermath of the January rebellion)
CIOAC Central Independiente de Obreros Agrícolas y Campesinos/
Independent Confederation of Rural Workers and Peasants
CNC Confederacíon Nacional Campesina/National Peasant Confed-
eration (government sponsored)
CND Convencíon Nacional Democrática/National Democratic Con-
vention
CNDH Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos/National Commis-
sion for Human Rights (established by the Mexican govern-
ment in 1990 to monitor Human Rights abuses)
COCOPA Comisión de Concordia y Pacificación/Conciliation and Pacifi-
cation Committee (a cross-party body established in response
to the renewed government offensive of February 1995, which
aims at negotiating a workable and dignified peace)
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