'68 (Google eBook)

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Seven Stories Press, Jan 4, 2011 - History - 141 pages
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On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971.

Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery.

With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."


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User Review  - Patrick Seymour - Goodreads

Interesting personal account of the authors experience of the tragic student massacre in Mexico City. However, he doesn't go into details or relate any historic events of the time, instead deferring ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This is an account of a massacre of Mexican students in 1968. Preparing for the Olympics, the Mexican government launched a crack-down on protest. The students of UNAM, the giant public autonomous ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
12
Section 3
14
Section 4
16
Section 5
24
Section 6
29
Section 7
31
Section 8
37
Section 21
79
Section 22
82
Section 23
86
Section 24
88
Section 25
91
Section 26
94
Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
68
Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2011)

Born in Gijón, Spain, PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.


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