Indian rebels have agreed to release a former Chiapas state governor they have been holding since Jan. 2, the government’s peace envoy said. Gen. Absalon Castellanos Dominguez, seized by Zapatista National Liberation Army guerrillas at his ranch a day after the uprising began, will be released Wednesday at a site yet to be announced, envoy Manuel Camacho Solis said. The rebels are demanding better treatment for Mexico’s Indians and peasants, and the democratization of Mexico’s authoritarian political system.
World IN BRIEF : MEXICO : Indian Rebels to Free Former Governor
From Times Staff and Wire Reports