Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jose Guadalupe Posada and El Mosquito Americano

This cartoon attributed to Posada and published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo shows Mexican citizens being attacked by "Americanos" depicted as mosquitos. But what is the actual meaning? Based on the verses that accompanied the image and on currrent events, there are at least three interpretations. But regardless of the interpretation the message is humor filled and with a dash of the acidic.