Sandinista and Zapatista Cooperatives: Two Ideas of Socialism

, by  Bernard Duterme

Between the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) of the Nicaraguan revolution and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) of the Chiapas rebellion, there are many similarities and differences. At the heart of these two socialist experiences, cooperative forms play a key role, particularly in agricultural production. On what ideals and methods do they converge or diverge? Are the different contexts sufficient to explain their respective results?

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