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El Puente...hacia la Esperanza
El Puente…hacia la esperanza supports alternative economic projects, cooperatives, and independent businesses that run their organizations in a just and fair way. We aid in the creating opportunities for these groups to exchange ideas, information, and inspiration with each other and their consumers. We are committed to collaborating with individuals and organized groups who are working towards the betterment of our communities in a just and dignified way. El Puente was created after several years of work with both Zapatista and EZLN supporter cooperatives in Chiapas, Mexico. This project is inspired by the traditional ways of trade developed by the Meso-American people of this continent, Aby Ayala. We believe in the need to be laborers in the creation and reconstruction of a truly just society for all; A society that respects and appreciates all workers and consumers.