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 BELISARIO DOMÍNGUEZ (1863-1913)


B
orn in Comitán, Chiapas, Belisario Domínguez finishes his basic education there and enters the Institute for Science and Arts in San Cristóbal de Las Casas; he continues his studies in Europe, receiving the title of surgeon.

 

 BELISARIO DOMÍNGUEZ (1863-1913)

 

               Belisario Domínguez founds the newspaper El Vate in his hometown in 1904. He is elected mayor of Comitán in 1911 and substitute senator for Chiapas the next year; after the death of the senator, Domínguez takes his place in 1913. After Francisco I. Madero’s death, Domínguez develops a strong opposition movement against Victoriano Huerta.

 

               During the Senate sessions of September 23rd and 29th, 1913, Domínguez plans to give two speeches against Huerta, but the Senate president does not allow Domínguez to deliver them because of their subversive tone.

 

               Belisario Domínguez decides to print the speeches and circulates them widely; they accuse Huerta of serious crimes and demand his resignation from the presidency. On October 7, 1913, Domínguez is arrested in his room at the Hotel Jardín in Mexico City by Huerta’s henchmen, who take him to Coyoacán and assassinate him.

 

               This provokes such public outrage that Victoriano Huerta is forced to dissolve Congress two days later and to jail 90 deputies.

 


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