Benito Pablo Juárez García, was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858– 1872. Benito Juárez was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background, and also the first full-blooded indigenous national ever to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere. He resisted the French occupation, overthrew the Empire, restored the Republic, and used liberal efforts to modernize the country.
Today Benito Juárez is remembered as being a progressive reformer dedicated to democracy, equal rights for his nation's indigenous peoples, his antipathy toward organized religion, especially the Catholic Church, and what he regarded as defense of national sovereignty. The period of his leadership is known in Mexican history as La Reforma del Norte (The Reform of the North), and constituted a liberal political and social revolution with major institutional consequences: the expropriation of church lands, bringing the army under civilian control, liquidation of peasant communal land holdings, the separation of church and state in public affairs, and also led to the almost-complete disenfranchisement of bishops, priests, nuns and lay brothers.
I found that in the five days that I traveled in Mexico, one could find a statue honoring him, in virtually every village or city. Some refer to him as Mexico's Lincoln. I don't think any group of shots from Mexico would be complete without a picture of one of these statues or memorials.
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baddori (20011) 2011-11-13 22:21
Ottima fotografia mi piace la storia ...ma purtropppo la fanno solo piccoli uomini ....
Sai quelli come noi che lavorano e soffrono .
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-11-14 0:07
The photo is rather spectacular. The glance is concentrated towards this interesting statue, skillfully centred. Excellent quality of the light, the colors, the neatness. Bravo.
pierrefonds (61152) 2011-11-14 5:04
The fence is framing well the monument. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the monument in the memory of Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (64041) 2011-11-14 8:52
Thanks for nice words on mine.
Good POV to show the statue on red podium, gold shining color's, and the wall on back like a shield surround.
Cricri (112195) 2011-11-15 10:34
Une note très intéressante, ainsi que ce monument dédié a Benito Pablo Juárez García, bon cadrage, couleurs et détails, belle présentation
- Copyright: Roger Edgington (edge) (6767)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-07
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, Canon 17-55mm 2.8 USM IS, 77mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 17:57