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Puebla in Municipality of Puebla, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Plaza de la Democracia

Democracy Plaza

 
 
Plaza de la Democracia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
1. Plaza de la Democracia Marker
Inscription.

Plaza de la Democracia
Siglo XVI
En 1578 los miembros de la Compañía de Jesús consiguieron la autorización para adquirir y demoler una parte de la casa ubicada en la acera poniente de la manzana en que originalmente establecieron su residencia y más tarde el colegio del Espíritu Santo, con la finalidad de formar una plazuela al frente del templo primitivo.

En mayo de 1910, Don Francisco I. Madero (1873-1913) y sus más cercanos colaboradores arribaron a la ciudad de Puebla. La noche previa a la concentración que tuvo lugar al día siguiente, un numeroso grupo de ciudadanos y de estudiantes del Colegio del Estado se congregaron en este lugar para dar la bienvenida al líder del movimiento antirreleccionista. Desde uno de los balcones del Hotel Jardín (hoy Hotel Colonial), situado al sur de la plazuela, Madero dirigió un mensaje a sus simpatizantes, en el que afirmó: "Esta manifestación que me hacéis, demuestra el grado de tiranía que soportáis". Desde entonces este lugar ha sido escenario de actos de protesta organízados por estudiantes y grupos en el curso de sus luchas, por lo que no es casual que este emblemático espacio citadino se encuentre íntima y simbólicamente asociado a la lucha de los poblanos por la democracia.

English:
Plaza de la Democracia
Democracy Plaza
16th
Plaza de la Democracia Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
2. Plaza de la Democracia Marker
A Braille version of the marker can be seen to its lower right.
Century

In 1578 the members of the Compañía de Jesús (Jesuits) got the authorization to acquire and demolish a part of the house that was located in the west sidewalk of the block, where originally they established their residence and later on the Colegio del Espíritu Santo, with the purpose of forming a small square in front of the primitive temple.

On may 1910, Don Francisco I. Madero (1873-1913) and his closest collaborators arrived at the city of Puebla. The previous night to the concentration that took place the next day, a big group of citizens and students of the Colegio del Estado were congregated in this place to welcome the leader of the antirrteleccionista (sic, antireeleccionista or anti-reelection) movement. In one of the balconies of the Hotel Jardín (nowadays Hotel Colonial), located in the south of the small square, Madero gave a speech to his sympathizers, saying: "This manifestation that you give me, shows the grade of tyranny that you suffer". Since then this place has been used for protest acts organized by students’ and other groups during their struggles, that is why it is not a coincidence that this space is linked to the struggle for the democracy by the people of Puebla.
 
Location. 19° 2.576′ N, 98° 11.748′ W. Marker is in Puebla, Puebla, in
Nearby balcony and marker where Madero gave his speech, in the Plaza de la Democracia image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
3. Nearby balcony and marker where Madero gave his speech, in the Plaza de la Democracia
Municipality of Puebla. Marker is on Avenida Juan de Palafox y Mendoza just east of Avenida 2 Sur, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Avenida Don Juan de Palafox y Mendoza 237, Puebla 72000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oath to Independence in the City of Puebla... (a few steps from this marker); First Speech by Francisco Madero in Puebla (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Those Killed in University Protest of 1973 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesuit Education in Puebla (within shouting distance of this marker); Emperor Iturbide at the Casa del Mendrugo (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The House of Alms (about 120 meters away); The Oriental Bank Building (about 150 meters away); The Old Portal of the Audience (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Puebla.
 
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Detail of the Temple of the Jesuits, directly across from the marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2017
4. Detail of the Temple of the Jesuits, directly across from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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