Skip to main content



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.


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

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Regeneración." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . 20 Apr. 2019 <>.

"Regeneración." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . (April 20, 2019).

"Regeneración." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Retrieved April 20, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.