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February 26, 2015

Mexican guerrilla leader Felix Serdan Najera dies at 98

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Mexican guerrilla leader Felix Serdan Najera dies at 98



Felix Serdan Najera, the last surviving member of the Jaramillista guerrilla movement in the Mexican state of Morelos and later an honorary major in the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN, died over the weekend, his family said. He was 98.

Serdan Najera died early Sunday from respiratory problems at his house in the village of Tehuixtla.

He was the top aide to guerrilla leader Ruben Jaramillo, a soldier and politician who fought in the Mexican Revolution and founded an insurgent movement in 1944.

The Jaramillista guerrilla movement’s core supporters were peasants and it defended the interests of Morelos’s cane cutters.

The EZLN gave Serdan Najera an honorary commission in 1994 and collected money to help the veteran guerrilla leader.

Serdan Najera was present at the launch of the EZLN’s uprising in January 1994 and helped train the new generations of Zapatista rebels.





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