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Viva Villa

6 June 2014

I missed posting this on Pancho Villa’s birthday yesterday.  Considering the guy started his career as a bandit — which would normally make you rather publicity shy — I always thought one of the more intriguing aspects of his career was how good he was at using the media.  Both the traditional media of northern Mexico… the corrido — but the then modern media of newsreels.

 

Produced by Cecilia Rascón, with music by Adrián Ramirez, Viva Villa:

 

 

Sombrero tip:  Barry Carr

 

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