Friday, June 10, 2011

Forty years since halconazo, The Corpus Christi Massacre

June 10, 1971: Paramilitary thugs created and financed by the PRI and known as Los Halcones massacred more than 100 students of youth, demonstrating again the true face of the PRI dictatorship. Many young would even take up arms against a regime that, when pushed, would not hesitate to squash dissent.

La Jornada reminds us that of the accused murderers and masterminds, only former president Luis Echeverría Álvarez remains alive.

Some particularly recommended background reading: The National Security Archive´s electronic briefing book "The Corpus Christi Massacre," which include declassified documents on the U.S. role in the cover-up.

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