About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Visions of Revolution

Antorchista protests on Tuesday and teacher protests by my glorieta today in Cuernavaca have sent me off to the archives a little bitter each day. The standard "Poor Mexico, betrayed by the revolutionary family" thing keeps running through the head. Then I ran on to a booklet from 1933. Say what you will about Calles, but he and Pani knew how to make a revolution look good. Besides, with all the construction work on the Monument to the Revolution going on right now (how much of a metaphor is that?), I thought this would be a fun reminder of what they hoped the revolution - and the monument - would be.

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