Today in Latin American History
Mexico Adopted the Current Constitution in 1917
Photo: Mexican constitution
Today in Latin American history, the current constitution of Mexico was adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches in 1917.
Following seven years of revolution and civil upheaval, Mexican President Venustiano Carranza proclaimed the modern Mexican constitution.
The constitution promised the restoration of lands to native peoples, the separation of church and state, and dramatic economic and educational reforms.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Francisco Varallo who played for the National team & Boca Juniors was born in 1910
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean folklorist & visual artist Violeta Parra who wrote “Gracias a la Vida” died in 1967
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Alomar who played for the Toronto Blue Jays was born in 1968
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Rodrigo Palacio who plays for the National team & Inter Milan was born in 1982
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Carlos Tévez who plays for the National team & Manchester City was born in 1984
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican luchador and film actor Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta aka Santo died in 1984