Studied South and Central American history in college and worked in Mexican travel for a number of years. Never heard of this. Its amazing how the left can control information.
The McClatchy review of the movie repeated the old canard that the Calles government was opposed by an alliance of Church leaders and landowners. No wonder the US did not se Castro for what he was.The Left is blind to his sort of tyrranny and blames Cubas present state on the US boycott.
I attended a Jesuit middle School in Europe in the early 50’s and we studied the terror that took place in Mexico in the 30’s.
We learned about Padre Pro, a Jesuit, who was executed together with his brother. Photos of their execution are well known. They both shouted ‘Viva Christo Rey!’ as the executioners pulled the triggers. While they were dying, they were shot in the head at close range.
It was also about that time that the Spanish Civil War took place — Franco against the Bolsheviks. There were many Americans who fought on the Bolsheviks’ side and the nazis send their Luftwaffe to support Franco.