Popular FrontWednesday, February 06, 2013
In 1995 I traveled to Chiapas, Mexico on assignment for Soldier of Fortune Magazine. The story was that there was a contingent of “irregulars” who happened to all be from Burnaby, BC which was fighting in Chiapas with Subcomandante Marcos and his Zapatista Army of National Liberation to help free the state from the repressive state government of Norberto Ochoa. The story for some reason never did run. The writer who used the pen name Buzz Ware disappeared and was never seen again. I guess that looking back at this I should feel awfully lucky to have survived intact. I have never seen any of these boys in Vancouver so I cannot speculate as to what might have happened to them.
A money order arrived for me for $1000 in an envelope with no return address. The stamp was a Nicaraguan stamp. The cheque was from the Banco de Londres y México.