Latin America, Media, and Revolution: Communication in by J. Darling

By J. Darling

This e-book compares insurgent media use in 3 Mesoamerican rebellions: the Nicaraguan Revolution, the Salvadoran civil struggle and the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, Mexico. at once evaluating media use in all 3 rebellions offers a richer figuring out of the position of media in social switch, really violent switch.

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S. 47 However, the liberal reforms did not bring the rosy outcome the Star had predicted. Instead, they became part of the fighting between the Federalists and Centralists. Foreign debt mounted as the government struggled to maintain control of the country until, in 1863, Mexican conservatives welcomed Maximilian, the emperor appointed as France’s regent. Gripped in its own Civil War, the United States did not invoke the Monroe Doctrine by taking action against the invaders. During the four-year French occupation, conservatives tried to reimpose controls on the press, arguing that these were the same regulations in force in France.

The situation was similar in Nicaragua. The editor of the oldest Nicaraguan newspaper available in archives of the Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centro América, El Mentor Nicargüense, was Fruto Chamorro, Nicaragua’s first president and founder of a newspaper dynasty whose influence would be felt into the twenty-first century. ”49 Despite that promise of accessibility, the first edition of the A MESOAMERICAN MEDIA BACKGROUNDER 39 newspaper, which appeared ten days later, featured a motto in Latin, “Non solum nobis nati sumus; sed partim vindicat Patria” [We were not born just for ourselves, but also for the Fatherland].

He declared himself president of Lower California and sent back reports of military victories to recruit more troops. In reality, he was short on supplies and facing more resistance than he had anticipated. He returned to the United States in May 1854, where he was arrested for violating neutrality laws. S. mercenaries already fighting for the revolutionaries, most of them miners returning to the East Coast from the California Gold Rush. “It has always seemed to us to be deadly for the Fatherland that men of good sense divide because they don’t agree on the reality of things,” El Boletín Oficial (León), the official organ of the democratic cause, wrote defending the decision to seek the help of filibusters.

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