People who wish to travel to Chiapas should contact the Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group for advice. Members of the group have visited the Zapatista communities numerous times and as a result have written a very useful document of advice for people who wish to travel there. Those interested can write to us at:
For those who wish to do human rights observing in Chiapas you will need a letter of recommendation from a solidarity group. We have a policy that we only write letters of recommendation for people who we know well and feel that we can trust (e.g. you must have been a member of our group for a minimum of nine months). Also you must be fluent in Spanish or willing to take 1 -2 weeks of classes in the Spanish learning centre at Oventik. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.