As a young man, Ramón Pérez aka Tianguis interrupted his studies and enlisted in a burgeoning guerrilla movement as a disciple of the famed Güero Medrano to reclaim his people to ancestral communal lands in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. From the grassroots organizing conducted by the peasants to the power of regional and national politicians to enforce their social order with pistoleros--through Tiaguis' unwavering account we experience the struggle and its consequences. The pursuit of Güero Medrano--and of Tianguis and his friends--is unremitting; there is no escape as they flee through the forests, small towns, and the big-city barrios of Mexico. Capture is inevitable.
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