Mexican peace plan in danger

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Manuel Camacho Solis, the government negotiator trying to end a rebel revolt in southern Mexico, resigned in frustration, AP reports from Mexico City. He accused the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party's presidential candidate, Ernesto Zedillo, of blocking his efforts to make peace with the guerrillas. Mr Camacho's resignation, coming less than a week after the Zapatista National Liberation Army rejected a government peace proposal, casts doubt on lasting peace in Chiapas state, where rebels rose up on 1 January.