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    Posted: 15-Jun-2007 at 11:08
Yes, I read this as well. In was in a historical comic strip when I read about it. During one of many exiles, he took with him chicle gum, which was the sap from a Mexican tree, with to the U.S.. Santa Anna meets a man called Thomas Adams, to whom he suggests that he could make tires out of this gum, which the people in Yucatan chewed. Thomas Adams tried, but failed. He still had tons of chicle left, and one day he saw a girl asking for chewing gum. He decided to sell the chicle left as chewing gum.

The rest, is history.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 22:07
Originally posted by pinguin

Just to add something anecdotical about Santa Anna. I read somewhere that he was the guy that make popular bubble gum.

 
How did you come upon that bit of trivia?  Did he collect the baseball cards too?  Tongue
 
 


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Just to add something anecdotical about Santa Anna. I read somewhere that he was the guy that make popular bubble gum.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 15:37
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You are welcome! Now for my shameless self promotion: If you are interested in Mexican topics, you can check also my new project about Mexico, so far, it is mainly about culture :)mexforum
 
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You are welcome! Now for my shameless self promotion: If you are interested in Mexican topics, you can check also my new project about Mexico, so far, it is mainly about culture :)mexforum
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 15:11
Thank you very much for your comments !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 15:02
Yes, they blame him for the lost of Texas and the defeat in the Mexican-American war. I agree that he is mostly responsible for Texas; with the Mexican-American war, he is only partially responsible from my point of view.

In fact, most of his positive traits and successes are overshadowed by the negative view that Mexicans have for him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 14:52
Originally posted by hugoestr

No, in Mexico he is never depicted as a cruel person.

Instead he is depicted as a corrupt and incompetent general who lost half of Mexico.

It is unfair to depict him as an incompetent general since he was one of the most able generals of Mexico at the time. This is why he was called to duty every time that Mexico was threatened by a foreign invader.

He was also really good at getting into power. He was president of Mexico something like 11 times. Unfortunately he wasn't into governing; getting there was the thrill.

And he had an amazing sense to where the political winds and power was blowing. He was a champion of liberals during some periods and conservatives in others.



 
But he is still not regarded as a talented general, right?  Do Mexican people blame him in the defeat in Mexican-American war?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 14:28
No, in Mexico he is never depicted as a cruel person.

Instead he is depicted as a corrupt and incompetent general who lost half of Mexico.

It is unfair to depict him as an incompetent general since he was one of the most able generals of Mexico at the time. This is why he was called to duty every time that Mexico was threatened by a foreign invader.

He was also really good at getting into power. He was president of Mexico something like 11 times. Unfortunately he wasn't into governing; getting there was the thrill.

And he had an amazing sense to where the political winds and power was blowing. He was a champion of liberals during some periods and conservatives in others.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jun-2007 at 14:03

I am very interested how do Mexican people view the role of general Santa Anna? Judging from American movies, he is nothing more but a cruel dictator. Is the attitude of the Mexican people the same?

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