Salinas visit

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The Independent Online
Mexico's President, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, yesterday visited Chiapas state for the first time since a peasant uprising began on New Year's Day, Reuter reports from San Cristobal de las Casas. Representatives of 280 indigenous groups told him of demands for improved social conditions. Amnesty International yesterday accused Mexico's security forces of committing human rights abuses in stamping out the uprising.