Latin American Report
The Left and Latin America
Mexico's Zapatista National Liberation Front (FZLN), the civilian support group for the rebel Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), stated on Apr. 20 that the bombing
Two leaders of Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini and Hebe de Mascia, traveled to Belgrade, Yugoslavia's capital, in mid-April. The organization is composed of mothers whose children disappeared in the 1976-83 "dirty war" carried out by a US-backed military dictatorship against Argentine leftists and activists.
"[W]e are not here to support one sector against another, but to say to all of you that the only enemy is imperialism," the leaders said. "This Yugoslav land today is fragmented by the interests and the manipulations of the great powers. The United States and its allies are the worst enemy of humanity.... Beloved Yugoslav mothers, dear women who struggle: we are here together with you to struggle for peace and dignity. We, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, will carry our message to the world, because we don't believe that missiles and bombs are the way to build a peace. We believe in the word, in dialogue and in the love of life." [Message from Belgrade 4/17/99]