Mexico in Six Months is a book based on the main character Daniel Smith writting after her travels through Mexico in about 1885. She took the initiative to work as a foreign correspondent at the age of 21. When women were "not allowed" to work. At that point she had been writing for the newspaper The Dispatch, but had become dissatisfied with having to write for the women's pages. In the book Daniel describes the lives and customs of the people of Mexico and the poverty of the common people. She was struck by the widespread addiction to playing the lottery, noting that people would even pawn their clothes in order to buy tickets. Returned to the United States after reporting about the imprisonment of journalists by the then a dictator Porfirio Díaz put her in danger of ending up in prison herself. Based on a true story this book is filled with real life experiences and hard to come by wonderful moments worth reading.
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