In 1970 the government decided to Mexicanize
the iron and steel industry, cement, glass, cellulose, fertilizers, and aluminum.
Cardenas's efforts to Mexicanize
the northern portion of Baja California paid handsome dividends.
The bold colors, regional dress, death symbols, organic design, and indigenous interpretation of Catholic ritual all informed Kahlo's work in her desire, as she said, to "Mexicanize
Indeed, the desire to "Mexicanize
" all the alien baggage that has come along with Mexico's colonial and economic entanglements with the West has been a long-standing project among many of Mexico's leading intellectuals.