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This article conveys the opinions expressed by a variety of institutions in response to José Vasconcelos’ resignation in late 1923 as a result of the crimes committed a few days earlier, particularly the death of Francisco Field Jurado, the senator from Campeche. President Álvaro Obregón refused to accept Vasconcelos’ resignation and promised that measures had been taken that would solve the cases and clear his administration of any involvement in the killings. In turn, the president of the University was pleased that Vasconcelos would remain on the faculty until the end of Obregón’s presidential term. The Students’ Federation applauded Vasconcelos’ decision to resign over the murder of Field Jurado.
Francisco Field Jurado was murdered on January 23, 1924, on the corner of Álvaro Obregón Ave. and Córdoba Street, very close to his home at 134, Colima Street in the Roma sector of Mexico City. The senator had been opposed to signing the Bucareli Agreements. Three other senators were kidnapped at the same time that Field Jurado was assassinated. A few days earlier, in the Chamber of Representatives, the oil-related Bucareli Treaties were discussed. Luis N. Morones, the labor leader, was accused of being the intellectual assassin because he had, in previous sessions said “that the old, dust-covered men who display their anguished absurdity in the Senate chambers will suffer direct action.” The changes wrought by José Vasconcelos’ resignation from the Ministry of Public Education in late 1923 had a consequential effect on art patronage, specifically of muralism in the years to come.