Francisco Villa also known as “ pancho” and Emiliano Zapata where two revolutionaries who experienced the oppression of politicians in Mexico and because of that they devoted their lives to change this. Even though their aims were different they also shared some similarities which leads us to ask the question: What were the aims of Pancho villa and Emiliano Zapata in the Mexican Revolution between 1910-1923 and what were the similarities and differences they had ? Two sources that will help us answer this question are the document called plan of ayala from 1911 which is the original copy taken from the camp in the Mountains of Puebla which is signed by Emiliano Zapata and a journal article called The Life and Times of Pancho Villa by Friedrich Katz. This are two very important sources because
Miguel Hidalgo began the independence movement for Mexico in the 19th century. To the Mexican people, he is a symbol of freedom, equality, and hope. He was able to unite the poor people and spark the revolution against the Spanish and against the upper class. Miguel Hidalgo is a defender of human rights and is viewed as the great hero who fought for equality and justice, which would later influence other great leaders to fight for their people. In the early 1800’s in Mexico, life was harsh and a period of turmoil.
The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) started due to a group of people disappointed with the way Mexican President, Porfirio Díaz, was ruling (Beezly), but would later evolve into a civil war. In 1910, the Mexican people overthrew the corrupt and sclerotic dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, who had ruled the country for decades (Kennicott). With the revolt against the government many social changes began to occur. Women had a role in started to have a level of importance in society, which was very uncommon for the time. (Macias).
Oral history is a major aspect on the Mexican culture, which contributes to the truth of how history in the United States actually happened. Many stories embody the cultural aspects of Mexican-Americans and their struggles with living in a discriminatory society. Stories like With
Cesar Chavez’s fight for improving working conditions for farmers helped him gather a large following of Mexican Americans. By implementing elements of Catholicism and parts of his Mexican heritage into his rallies using The Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol for protection, and by protesting through the use of nonviolence and self-sacrifice, Cesar Chavez managed to start a revolution in America to get first class citizenship for Mexican Americans. In order to create a following with the Mexican farm workers, Cesar had to not only fight for the rights of the workers, but he also had to connect with them spiritually. For example, the author writes, “One cannot understand this significant struggle by interpreting it only as a labor one. This was also a spiritual struggle enveloped by Mexican American Catholic beliefs, symbols, and traditions” (Garcia 12).
Her paintings became a connecting thread of Mexico’s history as she did not neglect tying the time in which she lived to the Aztec past (pbs.org). Victor Zamaudio-Taylor, an art historian, states that she has become "a model for Mexican Americans and Hispanics in the United States because she nurtures a sense of who [we] are and of a long history and of continuities." (mexicoart.org). therefore, the insight is that to represent the Mexican consumer society as a whole is bad business.
It is not just to the story and the characters, it is even the disjointed narrative style which encourages the principles Anti-nationalism. Before the story, it is important to know some of the context that went into writing this story. The story’s two prefaces depicts the harsh environment Dorfman grew up in the nationalistic military state of Chile. Dorfman fled from Chile when his life in danger for holding liberal views against a rising military power responsible for the disappearance of thousands of Chileans. Dorfman Wanted to write about the injustices that were occurring in his birthplace and wanted to exposed this injustice to not only Chile, but the world.
The catholic religion had always been an important part of Latin America, influencing both economy and culture, and when the House of Bourbon restricted the power of the church, they angered the most influential people in Mexico, the priests. Father Hidalgo was one of the most important figures in the movement of Mexican Independence. He was a Creole-born Roman Catho-lic priest that became a leader appealing to the Creoles, but also the mixed-race and slave population. The “Grito de Dolores” proclaimed by Father Hidalgo announced the beginning of the revolutionary move-ment where he was in the front. Despite some earlier successes, the Spanish captured and executed Hidalgo, effectively making him a martyr for the movement, which only strengthened the fervor of the fight.
They could be either radical left as in the case of ALBA member states – Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru or liberal left as in Brazil and Argentina. Many of these governments have fought poverty and inequality and addressed these issues attaining favorable results. This has been possible only through democratization, which paved way for socialist parties that aimed at addressing the abject poverty and appalling inequality that was (and still is) conspicuous throughout Latin America. Thus the democratic governments rejected both the two main economic models followed in Latin America in its non democratic era : import substitution of bureaucratic authoritarian regimes as well as rabid marketization and neoliberalism of U.S supported regimes. Thus the newly democratic states elected parties that were of a pragmatic socialist bent, which struck a right balance between liberalization and welfare, thus lifting millions out of poverty, which is most exemplified in the case of Brazil and Mexicio.
This paper will go over the proposed argument being that the famous muralist, Diego Rivera, was teaching the public of his country of origin false information. His teachings start out with having the job to create methods in which the uneducated public will be able to have an extent of knowledge towards their country’s history. The method that Diego Rivera implemented towards his people was through the way of art. With having the authority to educate an illiterate crowd, Rivera was capable in reflecting whatever idea of his he wanted through his murals. The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath Mexico was governed by a dictator by the name of Porfirio Diaz, around the time period in which the country’s revolution was beginning to arise.
How did you feel working in this company? Did you ever have any other choices working in other jobs besides clothing/steel factories? These are some of the questions I asked for my research. Overall, both the academic books, peer-reviewed articles and interviews will help me discuss and share the importance of Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles economy. These methodological approaches serve as a demonstration as to why Mexican immigrants are an important group to the US and Los Angeles