Photo Essay: La Révolution... Mexicaine
11.27.2012 • Travels Beyond Paris
On a drizzly November 20th morning in the southern peninsula of Mexico, along the Riviera Maya, on the streets of Playa del Carmen - Quintano Roo, a stirring steady drumbeat announced the start of Mexico's Revolution Day celebration (Día de la Revolución), a day that commemorates the beginning of a rebellion against tyranny and oppression, and a call to arms. At last week's event, parades of very young revolutionaries and joyful niños and niñas showcased Mexico's colorful history, heritage and pride.
One could say the Mexican Revolution is not unlike the French Revolution... Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
Here is part of the Plan that sparked the revolutionary movement (translated into English) written by then exiled presidential candidate, writer and reformer Francisco Ignacio Madero: "Peoples, in their constant efforts for the triumph of the ideal of liberty and justice, are forced, at precise historical moments, to make their greatest sacrifices."
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