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.