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RICARDO FLORES MAGÓN (1873-1922)



A
  politician, journalist and playwright born in San Antonio Eloxochitlán, Oaxaca, Ricardo Flores Magón is born into a poor family. He receives his basic education in Mexico City, enters the National Preparatory School and in 1893 starts law studies at the School of Jurisprudence, but does not graduate. That same year, he begins as a journalist at El Demócrata, a newspaper of the opposition. In 1900, he and his brother Jesús found the newspaper Regeneración, whose campaign against Díaz’ government leads to Ricardo’s incarceration.

 

RICARDO FLORES MAGÓN (1873-1922)

 


Released in 1902, Flores Magón collaborates in El Hijo del Ahuizote, and is arrested again. In 1904, exiled in San Antonio, Texas, he resumes publication of Regeneración with his brother Enrique. Persecuted, they move to San Louis Missouri, in the United States, where they reissue their newspaper and establish the Liberal Mexican Party in 1906.

 


In January 1911, they incite an uprising in Baja California. Francisco I. Madero tries to win them over to his cause, but he is unsuccessful; Flores Magón, leader of the rebels, does not believe in what he calls Madero’s “bourgeois revolution.”

 


In 1918 he sends a manifesto to the world’s anarchists, signed by himself and Librado Rivera; as a result, he is sentenced to 20 years in prison. He is taken to the McNeil Island Prison, in Washingon, USA. After he falls ill, he is transferred to Leavenworth Prison, in Kansas, where he dies.

 


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