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Regeneración

Regeneración, a weekly newspaper that attacked the regime of Porfirio Díaz for corruption, elitism, and failure to defend the people's interests. Founded in 1900 by Ricardo, Jesús, and Enrique Flores Magón and others, it continued to be published irregularly until 1918, despite unceasing repression.

While it began by denouncing corruption more than economic oppression, Regeneración became a leading force for anarchist ideas in Mexico and was influential in the uprising at the mines of Cananea, Sonora, in 1906. In 1904 it had to move its place of publication to San Antonio, Texas, changing location again in 1905 to Saint Louis, Missouri, to escape border harassment by the Mexican government.

See alsoDíaz, Porfirio; Flores Magón, Ricardo; Journalism.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

James D. Cockcroft, Intellectual Precursors of the Mexican Revolution, 1900–1913 (1968).

William Dirk Raat, Revoltosos: Mexico's Rebels in the United States, 1903–1923 (1984).

Additional Bibliography

Albro, Ward. Always a Rebel: Ricardo Flores Magón and the Mexican Revolution (1992).

Escobedo-Cetina, Humberto Ricardo Flores Magón: Semblanza biográfica (1997).

                          Carmen Ramos-EscandÓn

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