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By Antonio Velasco Piña

Antonio Velasco Piña, autor de Regina, recrea más de doscientos años de los angeles historia de Mexico a través de l. a. saga de l. a. familia Ángeles, una estirpe de distinguidos militares quienes, al haber experimentado por cinco generaciones batallas, exilios, prisión, guerras civiles, salvaguardaron l. a. existencia del país.

Una profunda mirada a los momentos que han forjado nuestra nación y los angeles forma en que las tradiciones sagradas han influido en el rumbo de l. a. historia.

Los miembros de este linaje fueron protagonistas en l. a. guerra de Independencia y los angeles defensa del territorio nacional ante las invasiones de Estados Unidos y Francia; combatieron contra las múltiples traiciones de Santa Anna y, más tarde, hicieron frente al golpe militar encabezado por Victoriano Huerta, que dio paso a l. a. Decena Trágica, entre otros sucesos.

Entre ellos encontramos al basic Felipe Ángeles, estratega que luchó durante l. a. Revolución al lado deFrancisco Villa, así como al common de división Tomás Ángeles Dauahare, quien fue encarcelado por ser crítico de l. a. acción del Estado en los angeles llamada guerra contra las drogas que ha dejado un negative saldo de miles de desaparecidos, comunidades desplazadas e innumerables daños sociales.

Pero más allá de un basic recuento de hechos, el autor de Regina destaca cómo todos ellos han encarnado el arquetipo de lo heroico gracias a apoyarse en una concepción espiritual que mantiene vivo el auténtico corazón nacional: el legado useful de l. a. mexicanidad sagrada.

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