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Colonia Del Carmen in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis

 
 
Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2017
1. Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis Marker
Inscription.  
En memoria de
Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis
(1914-2003)
Maestro normalista, con estudios en la Facultad de Economía de la UNAM. Pertenceció a la segunda generación de trotskistas en México y fue dirigente de la liga Comunista Internacionalista.

Gestionó en 1936 ante el gobierno del General Lázaro Cárdenas la solicitud de asilo para León Trotsky y perteneció, junto con su padre y hermanos, al grupo de guardias que cuidaron la vida del líder revolucionario hasta sus últimos días.

Instituto del Derecho de Asilo – Museo Casa de León Trotsky, A.C.
Coyoacán, ciudad de México, a 29 de septiembre de 2012.

English translation:
In memory of
Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis
(1914-2003)
A teacher of teachers, he studied at the Faculty of Economics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He belonged to the second generation of Trotskyists in Mexico and was a leader of the Internationalist Communist League.

In 1936 he delivered the asylum request for Leon Trotsky to the government of President General Lázaro
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Cárdenas. Together with his father and brothers, he was part of the group of guards who took care of the revolutionary leader until his last days.

Institute of Asylum Law – House and Museum of Leon Trotsky
Coyoacán, Mexico City, September 29, 2012.

 
Erected 2012 by Instituto del Derecho de Asilo – Museo Casa de León Trotsky, A.C.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 19° 21.466′ N, 99° 9.574′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia Del Carmen. Marker is on Circuito Interior Avenida Río Churubusco. The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Leon Trotsky House and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Circuito Interior Avenida Río Churubusco, Ciudad de México 04100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leon Trotsky’s Funeral Column (within shouting distance of this marker); Agustín Lara (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); House of Hernán Cortés (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (approx.
An additional marker to Javier Wimer Zambrano image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2017
2. An additional marker to Javier Wimer Zambrano
This marker is below the featured marker:

En memoria de
Javier Wimer Zambrano
6 de enero de 1933 – 5 de junio de 2009
Diplomático y reconocido intelectual
fundador de este Instituto del Derecho
de Asilo Museo Casa de León Trotsky, A.C.,
el 21 de agosto de 1990

Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, a 21 de agosto de 2013

English translation:
In memory of
Javier Wimer Zambrano
January 6, 1933 - June 5, 2009
Diplomat and renowned intellectual
Founder of this Institute of Asylum Law at the Leon Trotsky House and Museum
August 21, 1990

Coyoacán, Mexico City, August 21, 2013
1.2 kilometers away); Saint Patrick Battalion Plaza (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Chapel of San Lorenzo Martyr (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2017
3. Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis Marker
The marker can be seen here to the left of the entrance to the Leon Trotsky House and Museum. The lower marker is dedicated to Javier Wimer Zambrano.
An additional marker to President Lázaro Cárdenas image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2017
4. An additional marker to President Lázaro Cárdenas
This marker is to the right of the entrance to the Leon Trotsky House and Museum.

In memoriam
Gral. Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
(Presidente de México 1934-1940)
Quien al otorgar el asilo a León Trotsky
y su familiar supo mostrar la imperecedera
hospitalidad del pueblo mexicano.
Con gratitud,
los descendientes de León Trotsky.

English translation:
In memoriam
General Lázaro Cárdenas del Río
(President of Mexico 1934-1940)
Who by granting asylum to Leon Trotsky
and his relatives knew how to show the everlasting hospitality of the Mexican people.
With gratitude, the descendants of Leon Trotsky.
A Leon Trotsky bust at the House and Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, August 6, 2017
5. A Leon Trotsky bust at the House and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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