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On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstratorsand the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students wereshot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestoneswere 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."Born in Gij

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A gripping first-person account, by one of the most distinguished and prolific Mexican writers of all time, 68 tells of the Tlatelolco massacre of student protestors in Mexico City in the fall of 1968. Taibo's work here is to salvage the truth of what happened on the night of October 2 and in the preceding months, drawing on notes he made at the time, and on memory. At least two hundred students were shot dead by government troops, and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean, the murder disappeared. With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.

Paco Taibo's numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize, and The Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevera.

Also available in Spanish: 1-58322-600-1

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609800666
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
History : General
Translator:
Nicholson-Smith, Donald
Author:
Taibo, Paco Ignacio
Author:
Taibo II, Paco Ignacio
Subject:
History : Latin America - General
Subject:
History : Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
History : Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Political Science : Government - Comparative
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Student movements - Mexico - History -
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Spanish-Literature-A to Z
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
144

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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Product details 144 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781609800666 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A gripping first-person account, by one of the most distinguished and prolific Mexican writers of all time, 68 tells of the Tlatelolco massacre of student protestors in Mexico City in the fall of 1968. Taibo's work here is to salvage the truth of what happened on the night of October 2 and in the preceding months, drawing on notes he made at the time, and on memory. At least two hundred students were shot dead by government troops, and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean, the murder disappeared. With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.

Paco Taibo's numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize, and The Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevera.

Also available in Spanish: 1-58322-600-1

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