History Tidbit – A Revolution War Story

History Tidbit – A Revolution War Story

The Anniversary of the onset of the Mexican Revolution War is celebrated every year on November 20; started in 1910, it was a complicated conflict, which involved not only the deposition of a "long-term president" (read: dictator), but several conspiracies that led to a cruel civil war, with the rise and fall of many political and military characters for more than a decade, even after the promulgation on the Constitution of 1917. One of the most prominent figures was Francisco "Pancho" Villa, born in 1878 in Río Grande, in the Mexican state of Durango ... click on title for more

José Guadalupe Posada – La Catrina’s Journey to the Day of The Dead

José Guadalupe Posada – La Catrina’s Journey to the Day of The Dead

José Guadalupe Posada was born in Aguascalientes; his illustrations and political commentary using skulls and skeletons eventually became associated to the Day of the Dead, and his "calavera garbancera" entered the folklore of the festivities with the name coined by Diego Rivera: "La Catrina" ... click on title for more