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Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa

 
 
Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 23, 2017
1. Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa Marker
The marker is interesting as it gives an alternative version of Juárez's most famous quote, usually rendered as: "Respect for the rights of others is the definition of peace."
Inscription.
La Comision Nacional para la Conmemoracion
del centenario del fallecimiento de
Don Benito Juarez
y el Instituto de la Juventud Mexicana,
rememorando la prisión aquí sufrida en 1853, por el
Lic. Benito Juarez
victima del despotismo, refrendan al defenso de la
patria su credo libertario y la afirmación de que,
El respeto a las garantías individuales,
es base insustituible de la paz publica
H. Veracruz, Ver., 10 de abril de 1972.

English translation:
The National Commission for the Commemoration of the Centennial of the Death of
Benito Juárez
and the Mexican Youth Institute,
commemorating the time that Benito Juárez spent in this prison in 1853,
As a victim of despotism, he endorsed the defense of the country's libertarian creed and the assertion that,
Respect for individual guarantees,
is the irreplaceable basis of public peace.
Veracruz, Veracruz, April 10, 1972.

 
Erected 1972 by Comision Nacional para la Conmemoración del Centenario del Fallecimiento de Don Benito Juárez y el Instituto de la Juventud Mexicana.
 
Location. 19° 12.594′ N, 96° 7.856′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in
Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 23, 2017
2. Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa Marker
Municipality of Veracruz. Touch for map. The marker is on the right, directly after the Bridge of Sighs at Fort San Juan de Ulúa. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Prison of San Juan de Ulúa (a few steps from this marker); General Miguel Barragán (within shouting distance of this marker); The Governor's House (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Curtain” of San Fernando (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Patio of the Curtain or Dry Moat (about 120 meters away); The Last Stronghold of the Spanish in Mexico (about 120 meters away); The Bastion of San Crispin (about 120 meters away); Fort San Juan de Ulúa (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
 
Regarding Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa. Benito Juárez was a prisoner in the jail cells of San Juan de Ulúa in 1853 on the orders of then President López de Santa Anna. He was then exiled to Cuba and then moved to New Orleans, where he eventually met up with other Mexican exiles and plotted his return, finally becoming President of Mexico in 1858.
 
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An example of a jail cell at San Juan de Ulúa image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 23, 2017
3. An example of a jail cell at San Juan de Ulúa
The jail cells at San Juan de Ulúa were known as "tinajas" (water jugs), probably as a reference to their humidity. This is an example of one of the vaulted rooms used as a prison cell at the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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