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Mexican students protest for greater democracy, 1968

Time period
August, 1968 to October, 1968
Total points
3 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Shandra Bernath-Plaisted and Max Rennebohm, 20/10/2008 and 22/05/2011

In July of 1968, as the student-led uprising of May and June in France was fading away, a new one was just beginning in Mexico City. Students inspired by the success of the movement in France saw their own opportunity to bring more open democracy to Mexico. They saw the summer Olympics that were to take place in Mexico City in October as an opportunity to put pressure on the government, led by President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).