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Mexican President Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911

Today in Latin American history, President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911. Porfirio Díaz's days were numbered when Francisco I. Madero had gathered much popular support during an election. But when the government announced the official results, Díaz was proclaimed to have been re-elected almost unanimously, with Madero gathering only a minuscule number of votes. continue reading »

The Mexican Revolution Began in 1910

Today in Latin American history, reformist writer and politician Francisco I. Madero denounced Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico in 1910. continue reading »

Photo Exhibit “Riding With Pancho Villa” Opens in El Paso, Tx.

The Grandson and Great Grandson of the Mexican revolution icon launched a photo show aimed at keeping Villa’s memory alive. continue reading »

New Two-Hour Special to Air Nationally on PBS Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 10PM (TRAILER)

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is a vibrant new two-hour PBS special that tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century continue reading »

‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’ PBS Special on the Mexican Revolution to Debut

THE STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO is a vibrant new two-hour PBS special that tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century continue reading »

NARCO BLOG: Pancho Villa’s Heir Fighting Drug Cartels in Mexico

A hundred years after the Mexican Revolution, General Villa still battles in Coahuila. Carlos Villa is the great-nephew of Doroteo Arango a.k.a. Pancho Villa, the most charismatic revolutionary, continue reading »

A Salute To the Heroes of the Mexican Revolution!

On November 20, 1910, Francisco Madero arrived at the border and planned to meet up with 400 men raised by his uncle Catarino to launch an attack on Ciudad Porfirio Díaz with a plan.The Plan proclaimed the elections of 1910 null and void, and called for an armed revolution to begin at 6 p.m. on November 20, 1910, against the illegitimate presidency/dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. continue reading »

Top Directors Including Diego Luna Debut Movie about Mexican Revolution and Want to Hear From You

Ten of Mexico’s top directors have come together to commemorate the 100 years of the Mexican Revolution this November 20tn with a movie titled: Revolucion. The movie is comprised of ten short plots by these different directors that include such notable names as Gael Garcia-Bernal, Amat Esclante and Diego Luna. continue reading »