Marxist Workers Bloc of Mexico

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Marxist Workers Bloc of Mexico
Bloque Obrero Marxista de México
General Secretary Gustavo de Anda
Founded 1937
Newspaper La Batalla
Ideology Communism
International affiliation International Communist Opposition

The Marxist Workers Bloc of Mexico (Spanish: Bloque Obrero Marxista de México) was a communist political organization in Mexico. The organization was founded in 1937.[1] Gustavo de Anda was the general secretary of the movement.[1][2] The organization published La Batalla, named after the Spanish POUM publication by the same name.[3][4]

The organization called for critical support to the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río government against what it described as 'reactionary' sectors, but at the same time arguing for organizing workers and peasants in struggle against government control.[5]

The Marxist Workers Bloc was the sole group in Latin America with a formal link to the International Communist Opposition.[6] La Batalla covered events related to the Independent Labour Party in Great Britain and POUM in Spain.[3] The party also stated to be inspired by the Communist Party of Germany (Opposition).[5]


  1. ^ a b Musacchio, Humberto. Milenios de México. México: Hoja Casa Editorial, 1999. p. 164
  2. ^ Negocios y bancos: revista para el ejecutivo, Eds. 742–754. Publicaciones Importantes, 1988. p. 28
  3. ^ a b The Left Forum, Eds. 1–29. Kraus Reprint, 1975. p. 4
  4. ^ Gall, Olivia. Trotsky en México y la vida política en el periodo de Cárdenas, 1937-1940. México: Ed. Era, 1991. p. 69
  5. ^ a b Workers Age. Mexican Group Supports ICO Line, POUM Struggle. August 21, 1937
  6. ^ Alexander, Robert Jackson. The Right Opposition: The Lovestoneites and the International Communist Opposition of the 1930s. Westport: Conn, 1981. p. 326