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  • Abita, Maria de Jesus, was a survivor of the1910 Mexican revolution. She often told colourful stories about her experiences growing up in those times of conflict. She was especially fond of telling her grandsons about the time that she sat on Zapata’s lap when she was a baby; with her parents crossing their fingers hoping that the popular folk hero would not realise that all their money was in a money belt round their baby’s lap.
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