Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary
Presented by: Raymond Caballero, Attorney, Author, and Independent Historian
Facilitated by: Dr. Fabian Borges Herrero, Assistant Professor of Political Science at CSUSB
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)
On August 31, 1915, a Texas posse lynched five “horse thieves.” One of them, it turned out, was General Pascual Orozco Jr., military hero of the Mexican Revolution. Was he a desperado or a hero? Orozco’s death proved as controversial as his storied life, a career of mysterious contradictions.
In this presentation, Caballero, an attorney with a life-long interest in the Mexican Revolution, will tell the compelling story of Orozco’s meteoric rise and ignominious descent, including the obscured circumstances of his death.
Caballero—who served as mayor of El Paso from 2001 to 2003—is a graduate of Texas Western College (now UTEP); he earned a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in tax law from George Washington University, and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard.
In 1979, he won a U.S. Supreme Court case in which he defended an African American accosted by El Paso police.
Copies of Caballero’s latest book, Orozco: The Life and Death of a Mexican Revolutionary, will be available for purchase and signing at the talk.
The program is free and open to everyone from both the campus and broader community.
For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau, Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 537-5104.