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ARTISTIC VIEWS OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.

Examines works that illustrate concepts of land ownership, progress, liberty and justice. Luis Bunuel's 1950 film "Los Olividados;" Mariano Azuela's 1915 novel "Los de Abajo ("The Underdogs); & two stories by modernist Latin American writers that show how the people of Mexico were divided from their natural setting and land. Problems of poverty and rootlessness among the poor. Impact of centuries of oppression, and changes in government that resulted from the Mexican Revolution.
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In the early nineteenth century the Latin American liberator Simón Bolívar had posed important questions about who the land belonged to and how progress could be reconciled with liberty and justice. But the questions remained unanswered in the societies that Bolívar's initiative had liberated. Thus, little more than a century later, the Mexican Revolution posed essentially the same questions. The government of Mexico was as corrupt as possible and the system of peonage in the country not only reduced the peasants to lives of serious want and oppression, it also undermined any hope the nation had for a modern economic system. The Mexican revolution came from many directions from the many parties who felt that they had not only been exploited by the Diaz regime but had been defrauded by its 'revolutionary' successor. Operating from the demand for land in the south to

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