Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Assassination of Gustavo Madero and Adolfo Bassó
Frente a este edificio fueron asesinados por la usurpación
Don Gustavo A. Madero y
Don Adolfo Basso
el 19 de febrero de 1913
Homenaje a su memoria
El Gobierno de la Republica
In front of this building were killed by those that seized the government
Gustavo A. Madero and Adolfo Bassó
February 19, 1913
A tribute to their memory
The Government of the Republic, 1963.
Erected 1963 by El Gobierno de la República de México.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Patriots & Patriotism • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is February 19, 1913.
Location. 19° 25.765′ N, 99° 8.963′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Memorial can be reached from Emilio Donde just east of Enrico Martínez, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miguel Constanzo's Tobacco Project (a few steps from this marker); José María Morelos y Pavón Imprisoned at La Ciudadela Monument to Morelos (within shouting distance of this marker); Coronel Donato Guerra Orozco (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Avenida Balderas 67 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Museum of Popular Art (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Andrés Quintana Roo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Julián Villagrán (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
Regarding Assassination of Gustavo Madero and Adolfo Bassó. In February 1913, the final push of the reactionary forces to push out the democratically elected Mexican government took shape. Felix Díaz, Bernardo Reyes and members of the Porfirio regime plotted to take control of Mexico City and the entire country. As the assault started on February 9, Reyes and Díaz marched on the Presidential Palace. In a shootout with troops Gustavo Madero (the President's brother) had frantically assembled in the early morning hours, Reyes was killed. Madero's Secretary of War Lauro Villar Ochoa was seriously injured. The president appointed Victoriano Huerta,
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