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Conquest of the Americas

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Diego Rivera, Cruzando La Barranca/Crossing the Barranca, 1929-1930;
Photo: Bob Schalkwijk © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), INBA

“Next morning we came to a broad causeway and continued our march towards Iztapalapa. And when we saw all those cities and villages built on water, and other great towns on dry land, and that straight and level causeway leading to Mexico we were astounded. These great towns and cues and buildings rising from the water, all made of stone, seemed like an enchanted vision from the tale of Amadis. Indeed, some of our soldiers asked whether it was not all a dream .It is not surprising therefore that I should write in this vein, It was all so wonderful that I do  not know how to describe this first glimpse of things never heard or, seen or dreamed before.” - Bernal Diaz

“One must have a large dose of humanity, a large dose of a sense of justice and truth in order to avoid dogmatic extremes, cold scholasticism, or an isolation from the people. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity is transformed into actual deeds.”- Ernesto Che Guevara

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