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2024 has been designated the year of Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Felipe Carrillo Puerto was a Mexican journalist, politician, and revolutionary who became known for his efforts at reconciliation between the Yucatec Maya and the Mexican government after the Caste War. He was governor of the Mexican state of Yucatán from 1922 to 1924.

The year 2024 has been named by the federal government as the year of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, an announcement that will also be made official during the president’s visit in January. Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal is also invited to this event.

López Obrador will arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula on December 31, the date on which another section of the Maya Train route will be inaugurated. On that date, the head of the Executive will take the Maya Train from Cancún to Palenque.

Gov. Felipe Carrillo Puerto. (PHOTO: Memoria Política de México)

Felipe Carrillo Puerto was assassinated in January 1924 by insurgent federal troops allied with powerful members of Yucatán’s henequen oligarchy and has become one of the most enduring martyrs of Mexico’s twentieth-century revolution.

Felipe Carrillo Puerto was arrested and held in the Juárez penitentiary, in Mérida, on December 23, 1923. He was murdered on January 3, 1924. History books say “D. Felipe Carrillo did not say a single word.” 

His brother Benjamín Carrillo Puerto asked to be shot in the heart. “To die with courage and serenity.” 

That was how the execution of the Yucatecan leader took place, along with 12 of his close collaborators, including three of his brothers and the then mayor of Mérida, Manuel Berzunza.

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