Mexican senator Andrés Henestrosa dies at 101

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Andrés Henestrosa
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Andrés Henestrosa, poet and senator of Mexico, has died at the age of 101.

Henestrosa was born Andrés Henestrosa Morales on November 30, 1906 in Ixhuatan, Mexico.

Around 1927, one of his teachers, Alfonso Caso, encouraged what will be the start of his career; he suggested Henestrosa to write the same zapotec myths, legends, and fables, the base of his first book Los Hombres Que Dispersó La Danza, published in 1929.

In addition to his prose and poetry, Henestrosa served in the federal legislature and was a Senator from the state of Oaxaca from 1982 to 1988.


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