La Masacre de Tlatelolco 2 de Octubre 1968 DOCUMENTAL COMPLETO HD.
1968 Olympic Games &the 2 October Massacre. The  Games was awarded to Mexico but, due to financial constraints and the general condition of the country’s economy, a much less ambitious approach was taken.
Existing facilities were utilized and, because they were scattered in various parts of the city, the public transport system was placed under tremendous strain. The main investment was in the Olympic Village consisting of 24 purpose-built, multi-storey buildings. Nevertheless, ordinary Mexicans questioned the investment required to stage the Games which they saw as an unnecessary extravagance when there were severe social problems to be solved with many people living in conditions of poverty and poor housing.
The opposition prior to the event resulted in violent clashes between protesting students and units from the police and army. From: Urban development through hosting international events: a history of the Olympic Games, Brian Chalkley and Stephen Essex, 1999 But then shots were fired from nearby rooftops. 1968. Untitled. 'The most terrifying night of my life'–R.Trevor. In October 1968, British journalist Robert Trevor was in Mexico City getting ready to cover the Olympic Games which were about to start.
Tlatelolco massacre. At the time, the government and the mainstream media in Mexico claimed that government forces had been provoked by protesters shooting at them. But government documents made public since 2000 suggest that the snipers had been employed by the government.
Estimates of the death toll ranged from 30 to 300, with eyewitnesses reporting hundreds dead. According to US national security archives, Kate Doyle, a Senior Analyst of US policy in Latin America, documented the deaths of 44 people. The head of the Federal Directorate of Security reported the arrests of 1,345 people on October 2. Background "The year 1968 in Mexico City was a time of expansiveness and the breaking down of barriers: a time for forging alliances among students, workers, and the marginal urban poor and challenging the political regime.
It was a time of great hope, seemingly on the verge of transformation. National Strike Council (CNH) Night of Tlatelolco Preceded by Months of Political Unrest. Oct 2, 2015 In the summer of 1968, Mexico was experiencing the birth of a new student movement.
But that movement was short-lived. On Oct. 2, 1968, 10 days before the opening of the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, police officers and military troops shot into a crowd of unarmed students. Thousands of demonstrators fled in panic as tanks bulldozed over Tlatelolco Plaza. Government sources originally reported that four people had been killed and 20 wounded, while eyewitnesses described the bodies of hundreds of young people being trucked away. Thousands of students were beaten and jailed, and many disappeared.
Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco. Documental "El grito" Eyewitness Accounts– Oct. 2, 1968: `A brutal massacre’ and U.S. Government’s Role. By Malcolm Beith / The News / Oct 10, 2009 Clouds loomed as night closed in.
By the hundreds, the students streamed into the Plaza de las Tres Culturas. A little past 5:30 p.m., some 10,000 students – not to mention hundreds of workers, farmers and others attending in solidarity – had gathered in the square. Rain splattered down. Declassified Record on Tlatelolco Massacre Preceding ’68 Olympic Games. Mexican soldiers leading away protesters after the Tlatlelolco Massacre.
AP Photo. The US has joined the international community in expressing security concerns for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, even sending law enforcement to help secure the games. Threats of violence at the international event are not new, as evidenced by the kidnapping and killing of 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and the bombing of the Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. However, the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City stand out from other tragedies because the ruling Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) used the international attention of the Olympic games to justify intimidating student opposition groups, and — as declassified evidence proves likely– framing them for attacking police officers to initiate the crackdown.
Mexican students and police square off. A September 27, 1968, secret State Department telegram Like this: Like Loading... ¿Que se celebra el 2 de octubre en México? ¿Que se celebra el 2 de octubre en México?
, hace 47 años, en la noche entre el 2 y 3 de octubre de 1968; solo diez días antes de la inauguración de los XIX Juegos Olímpicos, fueron masacrados un número aún desconocido de personas en la plaza de Tlatelolco en la Ciudad de México, conocida como la Plaza de las Tres Culturas. En dicho lugar, se dieron cita pacíficamente un gran número de estudiantes del movimiento que había estallado en México en julio de 1968.
Fue una masacre cruelmente planeada, la operación militar pasó a la historia como la represión más cruel, sangrienta y cínica del movimiento estudiantil. Después de bloquear las salidas de la plaza, tanto la policía como el ejército dispararon salvajemente ante la multitud; cifras oficiales hablan de 15,000 balas que causaron, no menos de 700 heridos y un número de muertes de entre 150 y 300 estudiantes; sin embargo otras fuentes hablan de hasta 500. En 1993, una Comisión de la Verdad investigó los hechos. Olympic Flashback: Mexico City 1968. Plaza de las Tres Culturas.
Coordinates: Plaza de las Tres Culturas.
10-2-68: Mexico City Massacre During Olympic Games - San Diego Free Press. En memoria.