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Colonia Tlatelolco, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

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, August 7, 2017
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
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 Santiago Apóstol Catholic Church can be seen in the background.
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 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 television, 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
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 13, 2018
3. Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker
The Templo de Santiago Apóstol can be seen in the background of the monument.
Three Cultures, October 2, 1993
 
Erected 1993.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights.
 
Location. 19° 27.087′ N, 99° 8.186′ W. Marker is in Colonia Tlatelolco, Ciudad de México. Marker can be reached from Ave. Ricardo Flores Magón. This marker is in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, in middle of the plaza directly north of the Templo de Santiago del Apostol. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Tlatelolco, Ciudad de México 06900, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Santiago (within shouting distance of this marker); The Small Area of Tlatelolco (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); 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco (within shouting distance of this marker); Santiago Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Tlatelolco (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Tlatelolco.
 
Regarding Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968. The Tlatelolco massacre was the killing of somewhere
Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 13, 2018
4. Tlatelolco Massacre of October 2, 1968 Marker
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on January 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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