Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento - Chapters 26-32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 26-32 Summary

This time period in Mexico was very impressive. The president was spending a fortune trying to make Mexico seem as if it was more civilized, or European, than it really was. The people remember all the golden statues and thousands of lights that were going up. There were fireworks every evening in 1910. This new Mexico was strong, proud and believed in patriotism, progress, industry and science. However, it was only the civilized people who knew any of these words that were written all over the city, because the majority of the citizens still could not read. By 1911, the revolution began and for the next ten years the city and republic was overwhelmed with violence. Nobody knew what was really going on, who was in charge, and soldiers went from serving the government to being rebels from one day to the next.

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