Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Photo of the day: a look at Mexico’s violent past

Memorial in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in honor of the youths who were killed on October 2, 1968. (INAH)

Photography gives us the possibility to know more about the world around us, whether taking architectural structures, animals, landscapes or people who become the protagonists, bringing us closer to a stage filled with artistic meaning.

In the midst of darkness, the image of a corner of Mexico can serve as entertainment, to soothe the eyes and discover a new element that can be used to show in meetings.

This photo invites us to explore the greatness of human creativity and the beauty of the country. Without further ado, below is the image of the sun, provided by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The 1960s marked the beginning of a change in social paradigms, these changes were led by the young generation, especially university students; Therefore, at the end of the decade, especially the year 1968, was a turbulent year around the world with student protests in France and the United States, where young people in Mexico joined for specific reasons. in the social condition of the country.

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In 1968, the authoritarianism and repression carried out by the government unleashed a series of marches organized by students from universities such as UNAM and Polytechnic, where they demanded, among other things, respect for social rights demands and mobilization, the dismantling of grenades and respect for rights. Although most of it is composed of young people, other sectors of the population that previously organized for their own needs also joined the cause, so the movement gained great strength and social relevance.

On October 2, thousands of people sympathetic to the Student Movement gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, in Mexico City. However, in the afternoon the violent repression of the State began, which continued throughout the night and ended the lives of many people present at the rally.

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For decades, efforts have been made to clarify what happened that day, honor the victims and keep alive the memory of the Tlatelolco Massacre, since October 2, 1968 an event that marked the political and social life of our country , which remains in historical memory as a reminder of the importance of the struggle for human rights, democracy and justice.

The country is full of diverse landscapes and cultures that enrich it. From pre-Hispanic people to today, it has a diverse culture throughout its territory, which is the 14th largest in the world.

Although in Mexico the main language is Spanish, there are 67 native languages ​​with which it coexists every day.

Deserts, coasts and forests are some of the different ecosystems of Mexico, which, together with the cities, make it possible for each photo of the day to be different from the previous one, without discarding its didactic factor.

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According to the federal government, there are 189 archaeological sites. Among the most characteristic are Teotihuacán, Tajín, Palenque, Tulúm and Chichen Itzá, the latter considered one of the 7 wonders of the world since 2007 and a world heritage site, declared by the United Nations Educational Organization, the Science and Culture (UNESCO) in 1988.

Among other sites registered as World Heritage, there are six natural ones, as well as the ancient Mayan city of Calakmul, located in the state of Campeche. Across 31 states there are 2,000 historical monuments, 1,321 museums, 1,976 cultural centers and 111 magical towns.

In the images selected by INAH you can see everything from pre-Hispanic pieces, landscapes, murals, ruins, nature, to the corners of different cities that cross from the north to the south

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