Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata is the Mexican rebel leader who said:

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees".
A former sharecropper, he organized and led peasants during the battles of the Mexican Revolution, joining forces with Pancho Villa and others to fight the government of Porfirio Diaz. Zapata supported agrarian reform and land redistribution; his rallying cry was:
"Land and freedom!"
His positions attracted the support of some urban intellectuals, who linked him to the theories of Karl Marx. Though Diaz was defeated, Zapata continued to resist subsequent government leaders; he was ambushed and shot by Mexican troops in 1919. Zapata remains a folk hero in Mexico, where his name has often been invoked by rebels like Subcommander Marcos.

Ο Εμιλιάνο Ζαπάτα γενήθηκε στις 8 Αυγούστου του 1879 και δολοφονήθηκε στις 10 Απριλίου του 1919 αφού έπεσε θύμα ενέδρας. Οι γονείς του ήταν Mestizen, γόνοι δηλαδή επιμειξίας Ινδιάνων και Ευρωπαίων. Μετά τη δολοφονία του γεννήθηκε ο θρύλος ότι κατάφερε και απέφυγε την ενέδρα και ζει ακόμα ελεύθερος στα βουνά του Μεξικού.

Posted by...Erwtas Stomaxhs at 2:06 π.μ.  

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The Motorcycle boy είπε... 9/8/06, 10:01 π.μ.  

Και, μάλλον, ο θρύλος έχει δίκιο.

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