The Struggles of Mexico’s Real del Monte Miners - 09.08.2007



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The town of Real del Monte is in the state of Hidalgo, very close to Mexicos capital, Mexico City. For more than 500 years mines for gold, silver and other minerals have operated there. Now they are all closed.

The former miners have organized to reclaim their rights for a dignified retirement and medical care. The work in the mines caused many illnesses, and only a few miners have medical insurance or benefits.

This town has a long history, including the first strike in America in 1766. This town also produced one of the organizers of the strike of the Cananea movement, a precursor to the Mexican revolution. In addition, there one of the largest fortunes in the country was amassed, like that of Romero de Terreros who became the richest man in America in the 18th century. Finally, the continents first soccer team plays in Real.

—Espaol—

El pueblo Real del Monte se encuentra en el estado de Hidalgo muy cerca de la capital Durante mas de 500 aos se han explotado minas de oro, plata y otros minerales que actualmente se encuentran cerradas.

Los ex mineros se han organizado para reclamar sus derechos para una jubilacin digna y atencin mdica ya que el trabajo en las minas consumi con enfermedades y solo pocos cuantos con seguro medico o prestaciones.

Este pueblo cuenta con una larga historia, ah se hizo la primera huelga de Amrica en 1766 y de ah salio uno de los organizadores de la huelga de Cananea movimiento precursor de la Revolucin Mexicana tambin aqu se amasaron unas de las mas grandes fortunas del pas como la de Romero de Terreros que se convirti en el hombre mas rico de Amrica en el siglo XVIII. En Real se jugo tambin el primer partido de futbol en el continente.


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