|The author takes us through the first 40 years of Mexico''s history in the 20th Century. The lethargic and sinister years of Porfirio Diaz, Madero''s revolution, Huerta''s dictatorship, the Constitutionalism, the Maximato, and the Cardenismo, are the searing threads that the author weaves to create a tapestry of the appalling. Surrounded by North Americans and Europeans who seek to subjugate its inhabitants in order to steal its natural resources (namely its oil), Mexico is a country that blooms and ripens like a curse. The crippling combat between power and neglect, give birth to a national identity.|
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A cynical American oilman, a poor farm family from Huasteca, politicians, revolutionaries, and others experience the start of the Mexican oil boom, the Revolution, and the 1938 expropriation of foreign oil companies by LÂazaro CÂardenas.