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[Mexico]: [Journalism]
PETICION DEL PUEBLO AL C. PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLICA GENERAL DE DIVISION PORFIRIO DIAZ. GRACIA Y PERDON [caption title]
[N.p., but Puebla?]: Tip. Rinconada de Manzanares, 1890. Broadside, 23 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches, printed in five columns, with masthead showing a version of Mexico's coat of arms with eagle holding rattlesnake perched on crossed pikes above a cannon. Uniformly toned. Old folds and wrinkles, short splits and minor loss at crossfolds, mild staining. Overall good plus. An apparently-unrecorded broadside from Mexico printed during the reign of President Porfirio Díaz, who served a total of thirty- one years as the chief executive, and effectively the dictator of Mexico. As with other dictatorial regimes, Díaz had a contentious and sometimes violent relationship with the press. He is known to have very occasionally condoned, if not initiated, the murder and imprisonment of journalists, though he also often courted journalists to give them the impression that he was on their side, expecting support in return. As a result, Diaz often favored imprisonment over the outright assassination of journalists. During his dictatorship, Díaz sent numerous dissident politicians and journalists to the prisons of Belén or San Juan de Ulúa (though being sent to the former was widely considered tantamount to a death sentence anyway). Journalists and political enemies were just two groups subject to Díaz's theory of rule - that cruel means, though unfortunate, were justified by the end result of national progress. The present broadside calls for clemency from Díaz in his dealings with imprisoned journalists and politicians. The author of the broadside mentions past injustices related to journali … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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