Art: On a Mexican Wall

Michoacan, on the Pacific Ocean, is one of the least known of Mexico's 28 states. Yet there is hardly a Mexican schoolboy who is not familiar, for one reason or another, with Morelia, its capital city. There 152 years ago was born Don Agustin de Iturbide. Not even a name north of the Rio Grande, Don Iturbide was a minor Mussolini 100 years ahead of his time. He became dictator of Mexico, was proclaimed Emperor Agustin I only one year after the last Spanish viceroy was driven out. Emperor Agustin reigned for...

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