By John Annerino
In a single of the most popular, loneliest spots in the world, John Annerino attached with 4 Mexican nationals made up our minds to pass the border illegally. Their selection was once basic: hazard their lives crossing the wasteland for a poorly paid activity in El Norte or remain in Mexico and watch their households starve. Annerino and his partners may have died in that huge, unforgiving land had they no longer shared the water that they had and helped each other with the encouragement that appeared unnecessary on the time. lifeless of their Tracks is the real tale of a determined human fight in a bleak, appealing desert.
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He dismissed Major Gallegos as an officer who lacked energy and military ardor. 14 Although royalist informers implicated members of the Valladolid cabildo and other administrators who had assisted the rebel occupation, Cruz knew that the repression and punishment of all guilty 11Cruz to Venegas, December 30, 1810, AGN:OG, vol. 142. 12By 1814, Ortega had recovered his reputation and was teniente coronel graduado and sargento mayor of the Regimiento de Dragones de Moncada. See Juan Ruíz de Apodaca to Pascual de Liñan, September 11, 1818, AGN:OG, vol.
To identify civilian noncombatants, he ordered all urban and rural residents, no matter what their class, to wear a red badge or cockade on their hats to signify their support for the royalist cause. At the same time, he outlawed garments made from printed cotton that in the past had been called cotón americano and now cotón insurgente because it was worn by many of the rebel bands. 23 Moreover, the rough justice of Cruz's flying-column cavalry expeditions into rural districts of Nueva Galicia probably created new centers of rebellion rather than advanced pacification.
Cotner and Carlos Castañeda (Austin: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1958), 90-103. 16The principal work on the 1808 crisis is Virginia Guedea, "Criollos y peninsulares en 1808: Dos puntos de vista sobre lo español" (Licenciatura thesis, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1964); and idem, "El golpe de Estado de 1808," Universidad de México: Revista de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 488 (September 1991): 21-24. 17 In ways we have yet to understand, political power was transferred from the center to the localities, as large numbers of people were incorporated into the political process.