mexican revolution


Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Soldadera: The Tiny Things They Carried

*I enjoyed reading this immensely. Soldaderas have always been a figment of the past in my mind, frozen images of iconic Casasola photographs. This piece is from June of this year, written shortly after the oldest, sole surviving soldadera passed away near Guadalajara, Mexico. She was 127 years old. The stories … VL By Moises

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The Radical Indian Activist Who Influenced Mexico City, Lenin And Einstein

*I read this today – it’s a short illutrated history – and learned something about someone I didn’t know. Accordong to this history Manabendra Nath Roy lived a fascnating life, he influenced revolutions across the world and...

Monday, September 28th, 2015

México emigrado y México esclavo

*Don’t miss this read. From the article: “We are the 43, just like we are the Syrian refugees in Europe.  We do not need to redeem Mexico with our return.  But, it is our responsibility to push...

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Surviving The Mexican Revolution

*Stories like these are at the heart of U.S. Latino culture. It’s enriching to listen to them, they never get old. VL By Lesley McClurg , Latino USA Some lessons are learned in school. Other lessons are taught in...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Día de la Revolución: Pancho Villa and My Grandfather

By Tony Castro, Voxxi My grandfather, Jose Angel Castro, was 14 when he first met Pancho Villa who had fled to the northern state of Chihuahua after killing an officer of the Mexican army and stealing his...

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Mexico’s Day of the Revolution – A Holiday Worth Celebrating

By Phillipe Diederich, Voxxi November 20th is Mexico’s Día de la Revolución (Day of the Revolution). It’s not Independence Day, and it’s certainly not Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates the Mexican victory over the French during the battle of...