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New and unrecognizable modes of community are in the process of formation and it is difficult to discern exactly how those will contribute or detract from postmodern politics. 1 Revolutionary media studied Location Years Revolutionaries Mode of Information Nicaragua El Salvador 1979–1990 1989–1992 FSLN (Sandinistas) FMLN Chiapas, Mexico 1994–1995 (active) EZLN (Zapatistas) 1995–(denouement) Barricada Radio Venceremos Radio Farabundo Martí Chiapas-L list Mexico94 list The late twentieth-century revolutions in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Chiapas may be forerunners of those new forms of revolution that Poster has foreseen.
In its first issue, La Unión assured the government, “Under this name a newspaper will appear twice a month, its editors attempting to present the news of greatest importance in morality, politics, commerce and the economy. 40 The commercial press was claiming a role in democracy and marking its territory as a watchdog, a space for comment and criticism. 41 36 LATIN AMERICA, MEDIA, AND REVOLUTION Partisan Press In contrast, the civil wars that led to foreign invasions in Mexico and Nicaragua during the mid-nineteenth century produced a feisty partisan press.
The United States annexed Texas in 1845 and offered to buy the disputed territory from Mexico. In an early example of investigative reporting, El Defensor de Tamaulipas on the new northern border uncovered a memo that the foreign minister had written in October 1845, when the United States offered Mexico $30 million for California and New Mexico. The memo concluded that United States was intent on having the territory and the only issue was how much indemnification it would pay. “Mexico is in the right to fight, but two other issues remain: possibility and convenience,” the memo stated, noting that the war would require immense expenditures of money and men, not to assure victory but merely to avoid sure defeat.