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Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Héctor Victoria Aguilar

 
 
Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
1. Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker
Inscription.  

Héctor Victoria Aguilar
Ferrocarrilero y Diputado al Congreso Constituyente de Queretaro en 1917.
1971
Parque Artículo 123

English translation:
Héctor Victoria Aguilar
Railroad worker and Deputy to the Constituent Congress of Querétaro in 1917.
1971
Article 123 Park
 
Erected 1971.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 20° 58.578′ N, 89° 36.737′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán. Marker is on Calle 43A just west of Avenida 1 de Mayo, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida YU 97000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José Rendón Peniche (within shouting distance of this marker); "La Plancha" and Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Locomotive (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Diesel Electric Locomotive F.U.S 412
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(about 90 meters away); Passenger Car 1552 (about 90 meters away); Diesel Electric Locomotive S-BC 2201 (about 90 meters away); Passenger Car 4285 (about 90 meters away); The Old Rendón Peniche Sanitorium (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mérida.
 
Regarding Héctor Victoria Aguilar. Héctor Victoria Aguilar was a Mexican trade unionist, politician and legislator, born in Conkal, Yucatán on December 29, 1886 and died in the city of Mérida in 1926. Deputy for Yucatán in the Constituent Congress of Querétaro in 1916, he participated in the writing of the Mexican Constitution of 1917, attributing to him the content of a large part of the provisions relating to work and social security, particularly Article 123, which includes the laws for the 8-hour day, minimum wage, hygienic working conditions, prohibitions on abuse of sharecroppers, payment of wages in cash, banning of company stores, and Sunday as an obligatory day of rest.
 
Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
2. Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker
Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker in Parque Artículo 123 (Article 123 Park) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
3. Héctor Victoria Aguilar Marker in Parque Artículo 123 (Article 123 Park)
The park is also known as "La Plancha" (The Flatiron) due to its triangular shape.
Héctor Victoria Aguilar statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 16, 2019
4. Héctor Victoria Aguilar statue
The statue shows Victoria Aguilar holding a quill pen as a symbol of his efforts to include greater civil rights in the Mexican Constitution of 1917. He is shown standing on rails as a symbol of his early work on the railroad and then as a supporter of the rights of railroad workers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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