Calling All Heroes
by Paco Ignacio Taibo II Author
The euphoric idealism of grassroots and the tragic reality of revolutionary failure are at the center of this speculative novel that opens with a real historical event. On October 2, 1968, ten days before the Summer Olympics in Mexico, the Mexican government responded to a student demonstration in Tlatelolco by firing into a crowd, killing more than 200 students and civilians and wounding hundreds more. The massacre of Tlatelolco was erased from the official record as easily as authorities washing the blood from the streets, and no one was ever held accountable.
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