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Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968

Masacre de Tlatelolco del 2 de octubre, 1968

 
 
Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
1. Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker
Inscription.
1968-1993
…Adelante!!
A los compañeros caídos
el 2 de octubre de 1968 en esta plaza

Cuitlahuac Gallegos Bañuelos, 19 años. Ana María Maximiana Mendoza, 19 años. Gilberto Reynoso Ortíz, 21 años. Antonio Solorzano Gaona, 47 años. Agustina Matus de Campos, 60 años. Cecilio León Torres, 27 años. Ana María Teuscher Kruger, 19 años. Jorge Ramírez Gómez, 59 años. Carlos Beltrán Maciel, 27 años. Miguel Baranda Salas, 18 años. Juan Rojas Luna (). Leonardo Pérez González, 29 años. José Ignacio Caballero González, 36 años. Luis Gómez Ortega, 20 años. Jaime Pintado Gil, 18 años. Guillermo Rivera Torres, 15 años. Reynaldo Monzalvo Soto, 68 años. Cornelio Benigno Caballero Garduño, 20 años. Rosalino Martín Villanueva, (?)…
...y muchos otros compañeros cuyos nombres y edades aún no conocemos.

¿Quién? ¿Quiénes? Nadie. Al día siguiente nadie.
La plaza amaneció barrida;
Los periódicos dieron como noticia
principal el estado del tiempo.
Y en la televisión, en el radio, en el cine
No hubo ningún cambio en el programa.
Ningún anuncio intercalado.
Ni un minuto de silencio en el banquete.
(Pues prosiguió el banquete).
Rosario Castellanos, Memorial de Tlaltelolco.
Plaza de las Tres Culturas, 2 de octubre 1993

English translation:
1968-1993
…Keep
Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
2. Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker
The Templo de Santiago Apostol can be seen in the background of the monument.
going forward!!
To friends that fell here in this plaza on October 2, 1968

Cuitlahuac Gallegos Bañuelos, 19. Ana María Maximiana Mendoza, 19. Gilberto Reynoso Ortíz, 21. Antonio Solorzano Gaona, 47. Agustina Matus de Campos, 60. Cecilio León Torres, 27. Ana María Teuscher Kruger, 19. Jorge Ramírez Gómez, 59. Carlos Beltrán Maciel, 27. Miguel Baranda Salas, 18. Juan Rojas Luna (). Leonardo Pérez González, 29. José Ignacio Caballero González, 36. Luis Gómez Ortega, 20. Jaime Pintado Gil, 18. Guillermo Rivera Torres, 15. Reynaldo Monzalvo Soto, 68. Cornelio Benigno Caballero Garduño, 20. Rosalino Martín Villanueva, (?)…
...and to the many others whose names and ages we still don’t know.

Who? How many? Nobody. The next day just nobody.
In the morning the plaza was swept;
The newspapers ran headlines
about the weather.
And on the televisión, on the radio and at the movies,
there was no change in the program.
No extra announcement.
Not even a moment of silence at the banquet.
(…but the banquet went on).
Rosario Castellanos, Tlaltelolco Memorial.
Plaza of the Three Cultures, October 2, 1993
 
Erected 1993.
 
Location. 19° 27.087′ N, 99° 8.186′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico
Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 2, 2015
3. Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker
The Santiago Apostol Catholic Church can be seen in the background.
, Distrito Federal. Marker can be reached from Ave. Ricardo Flores Magón. Click for map. This marker is in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, in middle of the plaza directly north of the Templo de Santiago del Apostol.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Santiago (within shouting distance of this marker); Tzompantli altar (“flag of heads”) of the north (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reign of Cuauhtemoctzin (within shouting distance of this marker); Momoztli: a neighborhood altar (within shouting distance of this marker); Santiago Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Tlatelolco (within shouting distance of this marker); From peaceful convent to bellicose military barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Favor request…and talent for the gods (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968. The Tlatelolco massacre was the killing of somewhere between 30 to 300 students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City. The government used its forces during this period in order to suppress political opposition and protests. The massacre occurred 10 days before the opening of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. More than 1,300 people were eventually arrested by security forces and police after the attack. There has been no consensus on how many were killed that day in the plaza.
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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