Tlatelolco Massacre 40 Years Later

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the massacre of protesting students in Mexico. The government repression occurred in the “Plaza de las Tres Culturas” on the evening of October 2, 1968, days before Mexico City hosted the Olympic games. While an estimated 300 people died, there has never been a government acknowledgment of the massacre or any release of details regarding just what happened.

That doesn’t mean survivors haven’t spoken about the tragedy. The free Spanish-language daily Hoy (which is owned by Tribune Media, owners of the Los Angeles Times) has been marking the anniversary with some interesting pieces, all of them including the voices of those who were there.  Check out the following: story, story, and story.

English press coverage can be found here, here, and here.


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