Paco Ignacio Taibo II, a distinguished historian and essayist from Mexico, was part of massive student protest in Mexico City in 1968 during which 200 people were killed by government troops, and many more arrested. The massacre has been omitted from textbooks and formal histories, still to this day denied by the Mexican government.
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Taibo will talk with activist and scholar Mariana Romo-Carmona about his experience, taking the long view of the student protests around the world, and the way history is told, repressed, manipulated. An updated edition of his book, '68: The Mexican Autumn of the Tlatelolco Massacre (español: El otoño Mexicano de la masacre de Tlatelolco) will be available for sale in English and Spanish.
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