Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Mexican Evolution


Mexican Revolutionary leader Plutarco Elias Calles (1877-1945), and Venustiano Carranza (1859-1920), also a one-time Mexican head of state... were allies during the early years of the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution but later became bitter enemies because of their fierce battle for the presidency.

Carranza has gone down in history as the architect of Mexico's 1917 constitution, while Calles is known for his key role in building the country's 20th century institutions.

In April 1920, Calles presented the Plan of Agua Prieta, which called for the overthrow of Carranza.


A pair of twenty-something sisters, great-granddaughters of revolutionary leaders, are marking the bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the 100-year anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution with a nude photo shoot for the adult publication Playboy Mexico, the magazine said.

Fernanda and Isabel Calles Carranza "will show off their beauty in a lovely pictorial to kick off the 2010 festivities," Playboy Mexico said.

After learning about these two university students and their family background, the magazine's publishers sought them out and convinced them to appear in the February edition.

The two women are great-granddaughters of a brother of revolutionary leader Plutarco Elias Calles and a cousin of Venustiano Carranza.

It almost seems churlish to point out that they're actually great-grandnieces and fourth cousins of revolutionary leaders, rather than great-granddaughters.

Update: For the completists out there...


Mexfiles said...

Actually, it's probably a little more complicated than even that. Plutarco Elías Calles was born illegitimate (which had a lot to do with his political attitudes later in life) ADOPTED by the Calles family.

Burro Hall said...

So you're saying the firm, shapely buttocks come from the Carranza side of the family.