Andrea Villarreal

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Andrea Villareal (1881 – 1963) was a Mexican revolutionary, journalist and feminist.[1] She was often referred to in the press as the Mexican Joan of Arc.[1]


She gave her vocal support to the liberal-radical Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM) opposing the dictatorship of President Porfirio Díaz (1876–1911), during the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1917.[2]

She was originally from Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo León, Mexico, but was forced to flee with her sister Teresa to Texas where she published two newspapers from exile in San Antonio, the feminist newspaper La Mujer Moderna (The Modern Woman, 1910) and the revolutionary El Obrero (The Worker).[1][3]

She returned to Mexico after the fall of Diaz and died in a military hospital in Monterrey in 1963.[3]


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  2. ^ Pérez, Emma (1999). The decolonial imaginary : writing Chicanas into history ([Nachdr.]. ed.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780253335043. 
  3. ^ a b ...], [ed. Mario Martín Flores (2001). Double crossings : anthology of research articles delivered at: 9th International Conference of Latino Cultures in North America = EntreCruzamientos. New Jersey: Ed. Nuevo Espacio, Academia. p. 87. ISBN 9781930879270. 
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