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Masquerade in Mexico (1945)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Oct. 21, 2016
Masquerade in Mexico (1945)

Masquerade in Mexico (1945)
A Film by Mitchell Leisen
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 33min | 720x536 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.29 GB
Genre: Comedy

The Technicolor musical Masquerade in Mexico is Mitchell Leisen's remake of his own Midnight. Stranded in Mexico City without a dime, glamorous Angel O'Reilly (Dorothy Lamour) is rescued by wealthy Thomas Grant (Patric Knowles). But Grant's motivations are anything but altrustic. In order to get his wife Helen's (Ann Dvorak) mind off handsome bullfighter Manolo Segovia (Arturo de Cordova), Grant passes Angel off as a Contessa at a weekend party, reasoning that Segovia will switch his attentions to our heroine. Screenwriter Karl Tunberg has added a jewel-theft angle to the original Edwin Justis Mayer/Franz Spencer story, which improves things not at all. Masquerade in Mexico is admittedly a handsomer production than Midnight, but the remake lacks the sparkle of the original film's stars Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor et. al.

Hellboy in Mexico (2016)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at April 29, 2016
Hellboy in Mexico (2016)

Hellboy in Mexico (2016)
English | CBR | 152 pages | 174.39 MB

In 1956, Hellboy caravans across Mexico—vampire hunting with luchadores, finding the Aztec gods, fighting evil turkeys and Frankenstein’s monster, and drinking way too much tequila, in the strangest collection of his adventures yet. Collects “Hellboy versus the Aztec Mummy,” “Hellboy Gets Married,” and “The Coffin Man 2: The Rematch” from Dark Horse Presents, “The Coffin Man” from Hellboy 20th Anniversary Sampler, Hellboy in Mexico, and Hellboy: House of the Living Dead.
Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico, 1890-1950

Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism, and Revolution in Mexico, 1890-1950 by Michael Snodgrass
English | 2 Jun. 2003 | ISBN: 0521811899 | 334 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

The first comprehensive history of labour relations and the working class in twentieth-century Monterrey, Deference and Defiance explores how both workers and industrialists perceived, responded to and helped shape the outcome of Mexico's revolution. Snodgrass's narrative covers a sixty-year period that begins with Monterrey's emergence as one of Latin-America's pre-eminent industrial cities.

Oh Mexico! Love and Adventure in Mexico City  

Posted by arundhati at May 13, 2015
Oh Mexico! Love and Adventure in Mexico City

Lucy Neville, "Oh Mexico! Love and Adventure in Mexico City"
2011 | ISBN-10: 1857885724 | 330 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
A Black Corps d'Elite -Egyptian Battalion in Mexico 1863-67 - Hill and Hogg (1995)

Richard Hill and Peter Hogg, "A Black Corps d'Elite"
Michigan State University Press | 1995 | ISBN 087013339 | 206 pgs. | PDF | 56MB

Subtitled: "An Egyptian Sudanese Conscript Battalion with the French Army in Mexico, 1863-1867, and its survivors in Subsequent African History.

For several years, the armies of Napoleon III deployed some 450 Muslim Sudanese slave soldiers in Veracruz, the port of Mexico City. As in the other case of Western hemisphere military slavery (the West India Regiments, a British unit in existence 1795-1815), the Sudanese were imported from Africa in the hopes that they would better survive the tropical diseases that so terribly afflicted European soldiers. In both cases, the Africans did indeed fulfill these expectations.

The mixture of cultures embodied by this event has piqued the interest of several historians, so it is by no means unknown. Hill and Hogg provide a particularly thorough, account of this exotic interlude, explaining its background, looking in detail at the battle record in Mexico, and figuring out who exactly made up the battalion. Much in their account is odd and interesting, for example, the Sudanese superiority to Austrian troops and their festive nine-day spree in Paris on the emperor's tab. The authors also assess the episode's longer-term impact on the Sudan, showing that the veterans of Mexico, having learnt much from their extended exposure to French military practices, rose quickly in the ranks, then taught these methods to others.

It bears noting that Hill, a life-long student of the Sudan, published Black Corps in his 94th year; and that he recently died at age 95, in March 1996.
Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848.

Karl Bartolomeus Heller, "Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848".
Publisher: University Alabama Press | ISBN: 0817315888 | 2007 edition | PDF | 328 Pages | 1.59 MB

This volume is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to collect specimens. He passed through the Caribbean, lived for a time in the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico City through the cities of Puebla and Cholula. After a brief residence in the capital, Heller moved westward to examine the volcanoes and silver mines near Toluca.

Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at June 18, 2009
Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848

Alone in Mexico: The Astonishing Travels of Karl Heller, 1845-1848
Karl Bartolomeus Heller, Terry Rugeley | ISBN: 0817354565 | PDF | 298 pages | English | 7 MB

This volume is the first-ever English translation of the memoirs of Karl Heller, a twenty-year-old aspiring Austrian botanist who traveled to Mexico in 1845 to collect specimens. He passed through the Caribbean, lived for a time in the mountains of Veracruz, and journeyed to Mexico City through the cities of Puebla and Cholula. After a brief residence in the capital, Heller moved westward to examine the volcanoes and silver mines near Toluca.
When the United States invaded Mexico in 1846–47 conditions became chaotic, and the enterprising botanist was forced to flee to Yucatán. Heller lived in the port city of Campeche, but visited Mèrida, the ruins of Uxmal, and the remote southern area of the Champotòn River."
From there Heller, traveling by canoe, journeyed through southern Tabasco and northern Chiapas and finally returned to Vienna through Cuba and the United States bringing back thousands of samples of Mexican plants and animals.
Human Rights and Free Trade in Mexico: A Discursive and Sociopolitical Perspective

Human Rights and Free Trade in Mexico: A Discursive and Sociopolitical Perspective
Palgrave Macmillan | May 27, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0230606555 | 288 pgs | PDF | 1.62 Mb

This book demonstrates how human rights instruments and values have brought different movements together in the struggle against free trade under the banners of state duty and law enforcement with their underlying principles of equality and human dignity. Special emphasis is placed on how subjectivities influence identification with certain values and legal or political strategies. Furthermore, by focusing on the understanding of human rights by social agents the book also shows that specific human rights have more political potential for certain types of subjects in the struggle against free trade than others, such as the right to development, the rights of women and the right to food. This analysis is conducted with a specifically Latin American theorization of human rights that challenges both Eurocentric scholarly works on the issue and the arguments of European activists directed at the allegedly Western authorship of human rights discourses.
Cold War Exiles in Mexico: U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance

Cold War Exiles in Mexico: U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | ISBN: 0816643075 | edition 2008 | PDF | 320 pages | 4,00 mb

The onset of the Cold War in the 1940s and 1950s precipitated the exile of many U.S. writers, artists, and filmmakers to Mexico. Rebecca M. Schreiber illuminates the work of these cultural exiles in Mexico City and Cuernavaca and reveals how their artistic collaborations formed a vital and effective culture of resistance.
Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico Since the Civil War

Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico Since the Civil War
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520223241 | edition 2002 | PDF | 688 pages | 49.3 mb

The deep relationship between the United States and Mexico has had repercussions felt around the world. This sweeping and unprecedented chronicle of the economic and social connections between the two nations opens a new window onto history from the Civil War to today and brilliantly illuminates the course of events that made the United States a global empire. The Mexican Revolution, Manifest Destiny, World War II, and NAFTA are all part of the story, but John Mason Hart's narrative transcends these moments of economic and political drama, resonating with the themes of wealth and power. Combining economic and historical analysis with personal memoirs and vivid descriptions of key episodes and players, "Empire and Revolution" is based on substantial amounts of previously unexplored source material.Hart excavated recently declassified documents in the archives of the United States government and travelled extensively in rural Mexico to uncover the rich sources for this gripping story of 135 years of intervention, cooperation, and corruption. Beginning just after the American Civil War, Hart traces the activities of an elite group of financiers and industrialists who, sensing opportunities for wealth to the south, began to develop Mexico's infrastructure. He charts their activities through the pivotal regime of Porfirio Diaz, when Americans began to gain ownership of Mexico's natural resources, and through the Mexican Revolution, when Americans lost many of their holdings in Mexico. Hart concentrates less on traditional political history in the twentieth century and more on the hidden interactions between Americans and Mexicans, especially the unfolding story of industrial production in Mexico for export to the United States.Throughout, this masterful narrative illuminates the development and expansion of the American railroad, oil, mining, and banking industries. Hart also shows how the export of the 'American Dream' has shaped such areas as religion and work attitudes in Mexico. "Empire and Revolution" reveals much about the American psyche, especially the compulsion of American elites toward wealth, global power, and contact with other peoples, often in order to 'save' them. These characteristics were first expressed internationally in Mexico, and Hart shows that the Mexican experience was and continues to be a prototype for US expansion around the world. His work demonstrates the often inconspicuous yet profoundly damaging impact of American investment in the underdeveloped countries of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. "Empire and Revolution" will be the definitive book on US-Mexico relations and their local and global ramifications.