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Mexico: Days of Struggle

Mexico: Days of Struggle

On October 2, 1968, police opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Plaza of the Three Cultures) in Mexico City: estimates vary from dozens to hundreds killed. In the ballad “Tragedia de las Plazas Tres Culturas” and other corridos, political activist Judith Reyes recounts the struggles of Mexico’s students, working class, the poor, and indigenous people to change an unjust system. The liner notes provide background information about the people’s causes during the 1960s—land reform, state violence, exploitation and income inequality. Song lyrics are printed in Spanish and English.

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