It’s ironic that while Peña Nieto is praised by Obama and leaders of Congress in Washington, citizens are literally tearing down security walls put up to protect him in Mexico. There’s something very wrong with that.
Photo via Animal Político.
Counting down the days
The Tlatelolco massacre, also known as The Night of Tlatelolco (from a book title by the Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska), was the killing of student and civilian protesters as well as bystanders by Mexican government employees that took place during the afternoon and night of October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City. The violence occurred ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympicscelebrations in Mexico City.
While at the time, government propaganda and the mainstream media in Mexico claimed that government forces had been provoked by protesters shooting at them, government documents that have been made public since 2000 suggest that the snipers had in fact been employed by the government. Although estimates of the death toll range from thirty to three-hundred, with eyewitnesses reporting hundreds of dead Kate Doyle—a Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America—was only able to find evidence for the death of forty-four people. According to the reports of the head of the Federal Directorate of Security 1345 people were arrested on October 2.
The Rapture in DF this Saturday, May 26th at the Jose Cuervo Salon. Good music and tequila, can it get any better?
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