La interminable conquista de MÃxico: A comic book history by Rius
La interminable conquista de MÃxico (The endless conquest of Mexico) is a comic book by the Mexican cartoonist Rius that narrates the history of Mexico from the pre-Columbian era to the present day, with a critical and humorous perspective. The book was first published in 1984 by Grijalbo and has been reprinted several times by different publishers, such as Debolsillo in 2007.
The book covers topics such as the Aztec civilization, the Spanish conquest, the colonial period, the independence movement, the Mexican Revolution, the post-revolutionary regimes, the relations with the United States, and the contemporary social and political issues. Rius uses a variety of sources, such as historical documents, testimonies, statistics, cartoons, photographs, and quotes from famous figures, to illustrate his points and arguments. He also employs sarcasm, irony, satire, and parody to expose the contradictions, injustices, and absurdities of Mexican history.
La interminable conquista de MÃxico is a popular and influential work that has been praised for its educational value, its originality, and its courage to denounce the oppression and exploitation of the Mexican people by foreign and domestic powers. The book has also been criticized for its simplifications, generalizations, biases, and inaccuracies. Some of the critics have accused Rius of being anti-Spanish, anti-Catholic, anti-American, or anti-Mexican.
The book is available in PDF format for free download from various websites, such as Archive.org[^1^] [^2^] or Vdocument.in[^3^]. However, some of these websites may not have the complete or updated version of the book. The best way to enjoy La interminable conquista de MÃxico is to buy a physical copy from a bookstore or an online retailer.
Rius was born as Eduardo Humberto del RÃo GarcÃa on June 20, 1934, in Zamora, MichoacÃn. He started his career as a cartoonist in the 1950s, drawing for various magazines and newspapers, such as Ja-JÃ, PolÃtica, and La Jornada. He developed a distinctive style of drawing that combined realistic portraits with caricatures and symbols. He also adopted the pen name Rius, which he derived from the French word rire (to laugh).
Rius was not only a cartoonist, but also an intellectual and a writer. He was interested in topics such as history, philosophy, politics, economics, religion, and culture. He read extensively and researched his subjects thoroughly. He also traveled to many countries, such as Cuba, China, Vietnam, and the Soviet Union, to learn from their experiences and perspectives. He wrote over a hundred books that were illustrated and handwritten by him. Some of his most famous books are Cuba for Beginners (1966), Marx for Beginners (1972), The Stomach Is First (1972), Philosophy for Beginners (1981), and The Endless Conquest of Mexico (1984).
Rius was a committed social activist and a critic of the status quo. He denounced the oppression and exploitation of the Mexican people by foreign and domestic powers. He advocated for social justice, democracy, human rights, and environmental protection. He also challenged the dogmas and doctrines of the Catholic Church, which he considered to be reactionary and hypocritical. He was influenced by various ideologies and movements, such as Marxism, socialism, anarchism, feminism, pacifism, and vegetarianism. He was also open to change his views and admit his mistakes when he learned new information or evidence. e0e6b7cb5c