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  • ICAA Record ID
    778096
    TITLE
    El baile de los cuarenta y uno : los enviados a Yucatán
    IN
    El Popular : Diario independiente de la mañana (México, D. F., México). -- Nov. 24, 1901.
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 1
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "El baile de los cuarenta y uno: Los enviados a Yucatán." El popular: Diario independiente de la mañana (Mexico City), November 24, 1901.
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Synopsis

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!”

Annotations

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.

Researcher
Alejandro García
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Fondo Reservado del Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional