The editorial categories are research topics that have guided researchers during the recovery phase and continue to be the impetus behind the Documents Project’s digital archive and the Critical Documents book series. Developed by the project’s Editorial Board, each of the teams analyzed this framework and adapted it to their local contexts in developing their research objectives and work plans during the Recovery Phase. Learn more on the Editorial Framework page.
El Popular published an article in which two village women, who were scandalized, commented on the recent events and the punishment applied to the dancers, who were consigned to the state of Yucatán. Thus a half-serious, half-jesting text was added showing the apparent reaction of the Mayan Indians to their arrival, since “They don’t fight with faggots!”
Starting with the scandalous raid of the clandestine dance on calle de La Paz, the subject of homosexuality assumed importance. From that night on, in Mexican culture, to say “forty-one” was both a reference to homosexuality and an indicator of intolerance.Although the event had already entered into popular culture, the newspapers were slow to publish the full names of the participants. When they did, the names the newspapers used were pseudonyms: Norberto Palacios, Ángel Herrera, Antonio Córdoba, Alberto Álvarez, Saúl Revilla, Jesús Hernández, Narciso Díaz, Juan López, Rosalío Guzmán, Luis González Rodríguez, Miguel Guzmán and Juan Sandoval. And though El Popular offered to publish all the details related to the event—as well as revealing who was involved—they never actually did publish that list. They preferred sarcasm and mockery to an honest investigation of the facts.