Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cecilio Chi Elementary School

This is Cecilio Chi Elementary School on the town square of Laguna Bacalar.

Cecilio Chi was a leader in the Mayan rebellion during the Caste War in the Yucatan in the late 1800's which was very nearly successful. That there is an elementary school named after Cecilio Chi seems to me a little like passing by Nat Turner Elementary in rural Virginia. I wish I knew more about the local politics that brought this about. I'm sure they are very interesting.

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