In 1994 a rebellion broke out in southern mexico its

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rebellion against a corrupt system. In 1994, a rebellion broke out in Southern Mexico; its protagonists called themselves the Zapatistas and declared that Zapata's revolution was still in progress and would be until Mexico adopted true land reform. Mexico loves a  man with personality, and the charismatic Pancho Villa lives on in art, literature, and  legend, while the dour Venustiano Carranza has been all but forgotten. The revolution has proven to be a deep well of inspiration for Mexico's artists and writers. The muralists, including Diego Rivera, remembered the revolution and painted it often. Modern writers such as Carlos Fuentes have set novels and stories in this  turbulent era, and films such as Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate take place  against the revolutionary backdrop of violence, passion, and change. These works  romanticize the gory revolution in many ways, but always in the name of the inner  search for national identity that continues in Mexico today. Joseph, G M, and Timothy J. Henderson.  The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics       Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. Print. McLynn, Frank. Villa and Zapata: A History of the Mexican Revolution. New York:      Carroll and Graf, 2000.
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