The Old Gringo - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Pancho Villa arrives in Camargo, the regional town that is a business hub for the haciendas and landowners. All in power have fled or gone into hiding. Villa rides in on his horse wearing a buckskin suit with gold and silver buttons and buckles. He has the confidence of someone in power and the look of an Indian or Chinese man, with dark hair and inscrutable eyes.

The American reporters are there and a new invention, the movie camera, is there as well. Villa senses how to use reporters to his advantage. There is the atmosphere of a fiesta, as the local people greet him and his men. The reporters ask Villa about his immediate plans and how he will deal with the political realities of the various leaders of the Revolution. Villa tries to laugh it off, when he is questioned about others being sent to...

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