Taking a Look at the Mexican Revolution

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For 33 years according to its one political leader Mexico experienced different amounts of success but this success didn’t included “all” Mexicans which its majority were lower class citizens, on this equation the majority of people were never the ones to gain; wealth and land inequalities and abuse of power will part of the daily struggle, as result of this Mexican revolution will began.

In 1908, after a publication of an interview of Porfirio Diaz by James Creelman, sentiments of Revolution began to spark in Mexico, but it wouldn’t be until November 1910 when the Mexican Revolution started. The revolutionary movement led by Francisco I. Madero would end 33 years of corrupt dictatorship under General Porfirio Diaz, a mandate characterized by: inequalities in wealth and land distribution, lack of political freedom, and human rights violations…such as slavery of indigenous population in the name of modernity, among more social injustices to lower class citizens.

Despite the inequalities, President Diaz’ mandate was still characterized by Mexican economic prosperity, brought primarily by foreign investors and their wealth. He promoted the modernization of the mining industry and farm systems, built new rail roads to help communication and transport of goods between cities, and modernization also touched cities with new stores and buildings that emulated the ones on European cities. For the affluent Porfiriato was exactly what he promised …“Order and Progress”.

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