In this essay, entitled “Voices from the Jungle: Subcomandante Marcos and Culture,” Elena Poniatowska, a journalist in Mexico, describes the relation to the figurehead of the EZLN to Mexican culture. Throughout the article, the author explores the relation of the EZLN to the colonization of native people in Mexico starting in 1519 and the Mexican Revolution of 1910, of which Emiliano Zapata rose to prominence. The main focus of the article is the influence that Subcomandante Marcos had over Mexican culture after the 1994 revolution. The influence of Marcos is the same as the influence of the entire group since the leader refers to him-self only as the mouthpiece of the EZLN. In the writings and speeches of Subcomandante Marcos, one feels the importance of correcting the wrongdoings of the indigenous by the Mexican government. The leader calls for a greater sense of autonomy within the state of Chiapas for the indigenous community. Marcos, in the process of heading the EZLN, brought a new mindset to the idea of leading a grassroots rebellion thanks to the new technology of the day. Also, while leading the group, he revolutionized the discussion of native women which brought the group onto the national spotlight.