Category Archives: Mexico’s Institutional Dictatorship

Remembering Tlatelolco

Forty-five years ago today, Mexican police and armed forces killed hundreds of unarmed, peaceful protestors.

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On This Date in Latin America – October 2, 1968: The Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico

After more than eight weeks of protests against the PRI’s rule, political exclusion, and police violence, the Mexican army opened fire on a peaceful demonstration, killing several hundred protesters near the Plaza of Three Cultures in Mexico City forty-four years … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

As I was absent from blogging the past several days, a lot of worthwhile news came out of Latin America, so today will have two posts on news from around the region (the second will come later today). -Former Guatemalan … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Cuba’s Communist Party met this weekend, and in the closing speech, Raul Castro announced he will limit political terms, including his, to ten years. -Miguel Nazar Haro, who headed Mexico’s spy agency during the “dirty war” that tortured, murdered, and “disappeared” … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-The prison camp at Guantanamo Bay turns 10 years old today, with no sign of closing or of the detainees receiving trial anytime soon. -Mexican ex-president Ernesto Zedillo is facing charges of crimes against humanity for the murder of 45 … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-For the first time in its history, Brazilian census data has found that a majority of Brazilians define themselves as black or mixed race. To be clear, this isn’t the first time Afro-descendants are the majority in Brazil’s history; they … Continue reading

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