María Andrea Villarreal González (January 20, 1881 – January 19, 1963) was a Mexican journalist, writer and revolutionary who actively participated in the Mexican Revolution. She was the sister of revolutionary general Antonio I. Villarreal.

She was born in Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo León, on January 20, 1881, the daughter of Prospero Villarreal Zuazua and Ignacia González Cantú. She accompanied her brother Antonio in exile. She joined the group of brothers Flores Magón and in February 1905 collaborated in the newspaper Regeneración, organ of the Organizing Board of the Liberal Party. Between 1906 and 1907 she cooperated in some armed uprisings in Jiménez, Viesca, Las Vacas (now Acuña) and Palomas, Coahuila. She wrote not only against Diaz's regime, but also against the Regime of the United States for its complicity. During her time in Misurí, a newspaper published a cartoon depicting her wimping in a threatening attitude to the American president. In 1911, in a report sent by the Mexican consul in El Paso, Texas, to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, he pointed her out as the signatory of a proclamation of the timber sides and as secretary of the Magonist board of San Antonio. She broke with magonism, as did her brother Antonio and associated herself with the timber cause. She collaborated for the San Antonio Press, Texas. At the turn of the Revolution she returned to Mexico and married, but she was widowed soon after. Return to her native Lampazos and then to Monterrey. She won as a gold rose prize in a literary contest. At her request, two of the presses that served to produce the revolutionary writings in exile are located in the state capital, brought from Cleveland, Ohio; Regeneration, The Son of the Ahuizote and The Grandson of the Ahuizote were printed on them. She died in Monterrey, Nuevo León, on January 19, 1963, a day before her 82nd birthday.


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