American Pictures/ Tony Morrison
in 1939 an earthquake devastated a large part of the town of Chillán.
Much of the town was rebuilt and included the Escuela Mexico, the
gift of a school from Mexico. The Mexican muralists, David Siqueiros
and Xavier Guerrero decorated the main staircase and library in
a work entitled 'Death to the Invader'. The murals include
important figures in Chilean and Mexican history such as the Mapuche
warriors Lautaro and Galvarino, and the Mexican heroes Padre Miguel
Hidalgo and Emiliano Zapata.