FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO

Born in Motul, Yucatan in 1872. Felipe was lumberjack and railroad, was the second child of 14, a married couple, Justin and Adela Carrillo Puerto. From a very early learned the Mayan language and pledged to defend the right of the oppressed race, motivation to accompany him throughout his life.
Was not yet of age when he was jailed for exhorting the people to tear down a fence built to prevent the passage of the Mayan Indians. Since 1910, appeared in the ranks of the woods in Yucatan, suffered imprisonment and exile in the United States, but upon returning collaborated with General Salvador Alvarado to implement major social reforms. He knew the Maya and so much influence over the Indians that this is called "The Apostle of the Race of Bronze."
In 1922 he was elected governor of Yucatan, during his tenure laws were enacted social welfare,labor, the tenancy, and expropriation of the term. Created feminist lines, battled alcoholism and promoted education and sport. Established free medical and legal services, he founded the Southeast University, the Vocational School of Arts and Crafts and the Academia de la Lengua Maya.
He maintained a relationship with the American journalist Alma Reed, giving rise to the famous song "Pilgrim" with lyrics by poet Luis Rosado Vega and music by Ricardo Palmerín.En 1924, when Huerta rebellion was defeated in the rest of the country, won Yucatan Carrillo Puerto and his top aides were captured and shot in Mérida in that the year.In 1927 the "Apostle of the Race of Bronze" was declared Hero of Yucatán.Este character seemed interesting because it was very important in the Yucatan They also said it was good that created the feminist line that was interested in the Mayas of [continua]

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