.- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, said criticism of the political class by the leader of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (ZNLA), Subcommander Marcos is welcome, but that what Mexico needs are “proposals and not just opposition.” The Cardinal told reporters that “criticism doesn’t do any harm, but we don’t only need the absence of evil, we need proposals that will help Mexico.”
Last Saturday, “Marcos,” the high profile leader of the Zapatista uprising who had suddenly disappeared from the spotlight, publicly reappeared in a Chiapas town after four years of silence. During a press conference, the ZNLA chief took the occasion to launch a stinging criticism of political leaders and their parties.
On the other hand, Cardinal Rivera said the second phase of the Mexico Seguro project is going well. “A lot of hard work is being done but we still have much to do. We are dismayed at the continuous crimes that are stealing the joy and life away from the country,” he said.