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This article shows how the personalities in arts and politics are intimately linked. The long essay describes the defense that Dr. Atl made of a "seat" in the National Congress. It is about a lawmakers’ bench. In these elections, in spite of having earned fewer votes than his opponent, Dr. Atl debates his position. He points out certain behaviors of his opponents who, even though they had won a higher number of votes, had obtained them unscrupulously. The article reveals the ways and means of articulating positions in the Lower House. The seat is not occupied by Dr. Atl, but by his opponent Rafael Martínez, with Federico de la Colina as his substitute.
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During the armed revolution which started in 1910, Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo, 1875-1964) had fought in the Batallones Rojos [Red Battalions] and his relationship with General Álvaro Obregón was a very close one. Atl was in charge of spreading the idea and plans of Obregón’s political organization in magazines as well as newspapers, not only nationally but also in the United States, France and England. In fact, Atl acted as his public relations agent in order to set up international as well as business interviews. During the second decade of the 20th century, there is an almost daily exchange of correspondence between the two historical characters.