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Residents of Simojovel, Mexico, line up for food being handed out by the Mexican army Wednesday. The town in Chiapas was occupied briefly Monday by Zapatista rebels but was retaken by 300 police and soldiers. Tensions soared briefly Wednesday as rebel sympathizers hastily tried to rebuild a roadblock of logs and rocks on the highway connecting Simojovel with the central city of San Crisbotal de las Casas. The area has been tense since the ruling party was accused of fraud in the Aug. 21 election for governor of Chiapas. Meanwhile in Mexico City, eight anti-war opponents led a hunger strike for peace in solidarity with San Cristobal Bishop Samuel Ruiz, a former negotiator between the rebels and the government.

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