Lev Davidovich Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky, dead in Mexico in 1940


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Leon Trotsky was killed in a suburb of Mexico City, Mexico in 1940… He was Jewish, born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in 1879, in the Ukraine part of then Russia…

 Along with Vladimir Lenin, he had been one of the original leaders of the “Communist Movement” in Russia…  Eventually there was a dispute over the direction the political movement would take and he was exiled from Russia by strongman Joseph Stalin, who had assumed the leadership party position after Lenin died…

Trotsky settled in Mexico because in the lead-up to the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and after, Mexico was a hotbed of Marxist ideology and communist underground activity, and there he continued espousing his particular views of communism and his disagreement with the Bolshevik Russians… He might have felt safe there across the Atlantic, in a country then with a significant politically and economically influential Jewish community…

 But one Ramon Mercader, an agent for the Russian communists, in August of 1940 visited Trotsky under the guise of being a loyal supporter and without warning, with a small mountaineer’s pick ax inflicted mortal wounds on his target…   

On this page in the past there have been posts about the Russians currently being quite active in Central and South America, selling military arms and establishing political, economic and military cooperative agreements with various leftist leaders of these regions, with little or no apparent push-back from the United States of America…

 The Russian interest in the “New World”, from Alaska to Latin America, has been one of long standing…

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4 Responses

  1. The U.S., under the current administration, seems to have abandoned any resistance to Russian (or Chinese) subterfuge in any real estate south of our borders. This we will pay for.

  2. As you indicate, from that standpoint and others, Latin America surely is appealing…

  3. Just musing here…if I were “king of the hill” in Russia, Central and South America would sure look good to me. Palm trees, warm breezes that caress your body, lightly clothed citizens and a language that requires smiling to be spoken correctly. What’s not to like? Send the spies, let’s see if we (Russia) can pick up some real estate and political power for ourselves.
    Just thinking aloud here.

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