Category Archives: Mexico

Presencia de América Latina – Jorge González Camarena (November 1964 / April 1965)

“Presencia de América Latina (Presence of Latin America), also known as Integración de América Latina (Integration of Latin America) is a mural painted by Mexican artist Jorge González Camarena between November 1964 and April 1965. The 300-square-meter mural, painted in … Continue reading

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Feminism in Latin America

Chilean women protest Pinochet “Feminism in Latin America is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and achieving equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for Latin American women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women … Continue reading

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Chicano Movement

Antiwar march October 31, 1970, Seattle, two months after the death of Reuben Salazar in the Los Angeles Chicano Moratorium protest “The Chicano Movement of the 1960s, also called the Chicano civil rights movement or El Movimiento, was a civil … Continue reading

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Underground newspapers: The social media networks of the 1960s and 1970s

Published in Detroit from 1965 to 1967, Free Poems Among Friends was one of a large number of literary undergrounds. “The social movements of the 1960s and 1970s transformed American politics, social life, and culture. From civil rights groups, to … Continue reading

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Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968

SF State cafeteria, site of organizing and speech-making prior to and during the strike. “The Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) rose in 1968 as a coalition of ethnic student groups on college campuses in California in response to the Eurocentric … Continue reading

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Mexican Movement of 1968

Armored cars at the “Zócalo” in Mexico City in 1968 “The Mexican Movement of 1968, known as the Movimiento Estudiantil (student movement) was a social movement. A broad coalition of students from Mexico’s leading universities garnered widespread public support for … Continue reading

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Aura – Carlos Fuentes (1962)

“Aura is a short novel written by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, first published in 1962 in Mexico. This novel is considered as a fantastic literature for its remarkable description of ‘dreamlike’ themes and the complexion of “double identity” portrayed by … Continue reading

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