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cindyls143:

”[…]Surgieron en el cielo las luces de bengala que hicieron que los concurrentes dirigieran automáticamente su mirada hacia arriba. Se oyeron los primeros disparos. La gente se alarmó. […]A partir de ese momento, la Plaza de las Tres Culturas se convertió en un infierno. […]El fuego intenso duró 29 minutos. Luego los disparos decrecieron pero no acabaron.[…]La sangre pisoteada de cientos de estudiantes, hombres, mujeres, niños, soldados y ancianos se ha secado en la tierra de Tlatelolco. Por ahora la sangre ha vuelto al lugar de su quietud. Más tarde brotarán las flores entre las ruinas y entre los sepulcros.” “La noche de tlatelolco” - Elena Poniatowska #2deOctubre #2deOctubreNoSeOlvida #NoperdonoNiolvido #Noperdono #Noolvido ✌

nlarva:

Considerado uno de los líderes militares más importantes durante la Revolución mexicana y un símbolo de la resistencia campesina en México, hasta la fecha a sido estandarte de México, hoy festejamos su nacimiento, el nacimiento de un hombre que no tuvo miedo de defender su pueblo y sus ideales.

Cada año, el 15 de septiembre a las once de la noche, en todas las plazas de México celebramos la fiesta del Grito; y una multitud enardecida efectivamente grita por espacio de una hora, quizá para callar mejor el resto del año.

— Octavio Paz (via que-importa-el-mundo)

(Source: d-opium-i-n-e, via d-opium-i-n-e)

thinkmexican:

Resistance Is the Celebration

The fact that federal police had to forcibly clear the Zócalo to make way for tonight’s El Grito de Independencia ceremony is in many ways a reflection of Mexico’s current political climate. El Grito becomes a made-for-TV production harder and harder to pass as a genuine celebration of our people’s fight for independence.

However, those who say there’s nothing to celebrate are wrong. The resistance in the streets and the millions supporting them is the celebration. It’s a reminder to us and to the world that Mexico’s independence is still being fought for. Make no mistake, the Mexican fighting spirit is alive and well!

Images via Resistencia Mexico TV

thinkmexican:

Peña Nieto Buses In Paid Supporters for El Grito

Last year, we half-jokingly asked whether Enrique Peña Nieto would be the first of Mexico’s presidents to stand behind a bulletproof glass to give El Grito de Independencia on the September 15. As others have written, El Grito has increasingly become the staging ground for the expression of public dissent and a thorn in the side for recent presidents. Peña Nieto and the PRI, however, were one step ahead of everyone.

Rather than deal with jeers, whistles and green lasers, Peña Nieto turned to party loyalists from his home state of the State of Mexico to help him give the annual cry of freedom. The acarreados, or paid supporters, were reportedly given 350 pesos (about $27 USD), a free meal and transportation to and from Mexico City. People at the Zócalo said that Peña Nieto’s Presidential Guard cordoned off the front row closest to the Palacio Nacional for those who were bussed in and were given a special sticker, as seen in the video above.

Official estimates say that only 50,000 people attended last night’s Grito, a very low number compared to previous years. A time-lapse video taken at the Zócalo shows thousands filing out immediately after fireworks went off indicating Peña Nieto had given the Grito de Dolores. Observers say that a majority of those who left early were paid supporters. The plaza was almost completely empty by 11:30 p.m.

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thejdmfantasy:

Double edged sword! 

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scienceisbeauty:

Learning maths concepts using gifs.

Via Functionspace

magictransistor:

1. “Calavera de Azúcar” / A ‘Sugar Skull’ (Executed in cardboard), by the Linares Family of Mexico City.

2. ‘Altar de Muertos’ - ‘All Souls’ Day altar in a private home decorated with handcrafts from different regions of Mexico.

3. & 4. ‘Zapatista Judas Skulls’ / The Linares Family of Mexico City.

(Source: chaudron.blogspot.com, via sindudaestoyloca)

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