In 2008, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza, from the town of Santa María Quiegolani, Oaxaca, demanded her right to vote and to become a candidate for mayor, which was denied. Eufrosina´s battle revives the history of Mexican women´s century-long struggle for the right to vote. Fifty years after winning the vote, contemporary suffragists continue to defend women´s rights, since there still exists deep resistanceto the equal participation of women in politics in our society and in political parties.
The greatest explorer of the Americas, German scientist Alexander von Humboldt, narrates his voyage to New Spain in 1803 as he prepares his magnum opus Cosmos for publication from his library in Berlin. During his journey, he discovers Mexico’s extraordinary biodiversity; its mineral, volcanic, architectural, and pre-Hispanic richness; and its profound inequalities.
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