Most Americans don’t know who Toribio Ortega was. But his name is very well known to Latin history buffs. He was one of the leaders of the 1912 Mexican revolution. What’s interesting is that he has a descendant who is a very accomplish individual. It turns out Susana Martinez is his great granddaughter. She is traveling to Chihuahua Mexico to view an unveiling of a statute dedicated to her ancestor.
Martinez is to attend a special session of the state Legislature on Monday in the town of Cuchillo Parado to commemorate the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.
She also will be present for the unveiling of a bust and plaque in honor of her great-grandfather, the esteemed Toribio Ortega. He was one of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution and is credited with firing the first shot in the revolt, according to Duarte’s news release as well as reports in most Chihuahua and Juárez news media and other sources.
This is an amazing story. Clearly, her family was always very political. Just as her Great Grandfather rose up to fight an evil and corrupt regime in Mexico, Susana Martinez is fighting a corrupt regime in America.
This has happened before and will happen again.