He has fought alongside guerrillas in the mountains many times in at least two continents. He's also an excellent cook. He will happily spend an entire day preparing an evening meal for friends. His name is Eqbal Ahmad. Once when he and I were cutting up vegetables for a curry, he told me a story.
Central American peasant organisations in the 1990s entered a new dynamic of engagement after decades of civil wars that included developing alternative proposals for development, regional networking, and holding direct talks with governments and the European Community.