The Mexican revolution


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History Today
Vol. 30, no. 5 (May 1980), p. 28-34


The Mexican revolution was one of the great revolutionary upheavals of the 20th century: beginning in 1910, it still continues - at least according to the official view of the Mexican Government. The 'Revolutionary Institutional Party' has ruled for fifty consecutive years; political rhetoric and ideaology stress the benefits which the revolution has brought, particularly to the poor and to the Indian; Mexican art and culture - most obviously in the celebrated murals of Rivera, Orozco and Sequeiros - are suffused with revolutionary myths and images