Revolucianario

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Harrisburg, United States

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Featured in the “50+ Group” 5/22/11

We were escorted through the maze of passageways and corridors of the shantytown, I assume near the center. Twice we passed sentry’s, armed with machine guns I thought were Uzi’s. We were on our way to meet the leader of this community of rural immigrants that now comprised this shantytown community of perhaps 5000 people on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico. He was labeled a revolutionary. My expectation was a Che or Fidel, perhaps Pancho Villa character, intimidating, strong, capable of violence for his cause, too many movies I guess. I unfortunately forget his name but not the impression he made on me. Quiet, unassuming, intellectual, educated, a school teacher before he took up the cause of representing these people and protecting their community. Strong in his convictions, he lived in the center of the community, rarely left, fearful of the government. Were his fears warranted, I don’t know but they were real for him. He told us he spent most days at his typewriter, pleading the case of his people, fighting the “revolution” with words. It had been five months since he had been outside of the confines of the town. Early 70’s Nikkormat, 35mm lens, tri-x film

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