Saturday, 17 May 2008

Memories of 1968 in Latin America

We are hearing a lot in Europe about '68, on the fortieth anniversary of the student movements. Argentina's Clarin newspaper has drawn attention to the events of this year in its magazine supplement.

First, it turns its attention on Mexico:
The memory of '68 in Mexico is overshadowed by the legacy of the Tlateloclo massacre, in which large numbers of students were killed by security forces. The exact number of victims is unknown, but estimated to be several hundred.

"A 40 años de la masacre, no tenemos un cuadro completo y fiel de lo que en verdad ocurrió", escribe el historiador Enrique Krauze sobre los incidentes de Tlatelolco.

Mexico, el legado incierto del 68 (Ñ)

Then, there is a comparison between the events of '68, originating in France, and the protests which erupted in the Argentine city of Cordoba in the following year, and became known as the Cordobazo. The repression which occurred here was a hint of the violence which would occur later, during the 1970s.

En busca del Mayo argentino (

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