Lower part of Pátzcuaro Library mural (copyright of photo unknown)

Did You Know? The centenary of the birth of artist Juan O’Gorman

Juan O’Gorman was born on July 6, 1905, in Coyoacán, Mexico City. His father, Cecil Crawford O’Gorman, was a mining engineer and artist of Irish origin; his mother was Mexican. Juan was educated at the National University (UNAM), and became a well known architect. A follower of the Franco-German rationalism school, he was one of […]

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Tlatelolco massacre – the secret archives

Tlatelolco Massacre – The Secret Archives: Courtesy of the U.S. National Security Archive Document 1 3/28/68 CIA Special National Intelligence Estimate Security Conditions in Mexico Secret In preparation for a visit to Mexico City by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the CIA issues a special assessment of security conditions in Mexico. Written several months before the […]

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Upsurge and massacre in Mexico 1968: part 2 blood at Tlatelolco

Revolutionary Worker #976, October 4, 1998 When the Tlatelolco Women Boiled Water– But Not for Dinner (Part 1: The Youth Revolt) As battles between youth and security forces became more and more pitched–and as supporting the movement became more risky–more sections of the masses stepped in to join them. This happened most especially in the […]

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Upsurge and massacre in Mexico, 1968 part 3: echoes in the 90s

Revolutionary Worker #977, October 11, 1998 This is the final part of a three-part series. Part 1 described the rising movement of the students and others in the days before the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. Part 2 was an account of what happened on October 2, 1968 at the Plaza of the Three Cultures in the Tlatelolco […]

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October 2 is not forgotten – upsurge and massacre In Mexico, 1968 part 1: the youth revolt

Revolutionary Worker #975, September 27, 1998 Thirty years ago, Mexico was shaken to its foundations by a fierce upsurge of the people–with rebel youth at the forefront. On the evening of October 2, 1968, the Plaza of the Three Cultures in the Tlatelolco apartment complex in Mexico City filled up with thousands of students and […]

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Lucha y masacre en Mexico, 1968: parte 3 ecos en los anos 90

Obrero Revolucionario #977, aa de octubre, 1998 Este es el último de tres artículos sobre el 2 de octubre de 1968 en México. La primera parte describió el desarrollo del movimiento estudiantil y de otros sectores en vísperas de las olimpiadas en ciudad de México. La segunda parte describió lo que pasó el 2 de octubre en la plaza […]

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Lucha y Masacre en Mexico, 1968: Parte 2 Sangre en Tlatelolco

Obrero Revolucionario #976, 4 de octubre, 1998 Parte 1 Cuando las mujeres de Tlatelolco hirvieron agua… pero no para cocinar A medida que las batallas entre los estudiantes y las fuerzas de seguridad cobraban furia–y el apoyo era más arriesgado–más sectores del pueblo tomaron partido con los estudiantes. Eso ocurrió muy especialmente en la unidad […]

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Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S. – Mexico Border by Sebastian Rotella Norton

Cogan’s Reviews “The action never stops at the border. There is no other place like it on the globe. The international boundary stretches for almost two thousand miles, from the Pacific Ocean through the mountains, the deserts, the valleys of the Rio Grande to the Gulf of Mexico. The region is a vast world unto […]

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