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A sign of the times

20 July 2013

Pancho Villa in 1914, hanging… not a recalcitrant landlord or perverted priest… but a street sign on what had been since the 1540s “calle de los Plateros” (Silversmith’s Street) in Mexico City, renamed (at Villa’s “suggestion”) calle Franciso I. Madero.

Villa threatened to shoot anyone who removed the sign… and no one has…  even though he, himself, was shot 90 years ago today.


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