Colombia and Mexico are both Latin American countries however that does not mean they are identical. Though they are very similar in some ways they are also different on others. The Mexican Revolution came about because the ordinary citizens felt oppressed by the foreign imperialists who were controlling the country’s resources. On the other hand Colombia is struggling with its own people on who is government. The central government is not taking much needed charge on these paramilitary or guerillas groups who are committing violent acts all through the country and for this reason a revolution is very unlikely. The dispossessed of the land are too scared to go against the guerrillas or paramilitary because they know of their strengths and the lack of help from the government and therefore they are aware of the very small percentage of succeeding in any type of revolution.
Mexico, at the time of its revolution, which was during the 1910s, did not have violence to the extent to which Colombia had it. Mexico was basically an oligarchy in which foreigners dominated. “It was a safe land to do business in” and that was exactly what they did (Brenner, phot. # 18). Mexicans just wanted a shift in this power, which the foreigners had, in order to better themselves and their country and that is why the revolution took place. Mexican people were unhappy because their country had an array of resources to offer and gain economic wealth from however the ordinary citizens were not benefiting from any of these assets (Brenner, phot, # 27).