Onwards and Upwards

Which of all the Echeverría’s should we remember? The answer can only be one: he must be remembered for the women raped by public forces, the murdered, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted and fired from their jobs, which were perpetrated by his government. Luis Echeverría will go down in history, not for what he appeared to be, but for what he really was: a politician with blood on his hands.

Echeverría: Emblem of Authoritarianism

Following the death of former presiden Luís Echeverría, La Jornada reflects on the “dark and contradictory period” that marked his presidency, and the legacy that it has left on the Mexican state since.

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