The Starting Point of Democracy

Why is 1968 considered the starting point of Mexico’s transition to democracy?

This website aims to cover why many individuals consider the year 1968 to mark the starting point of Mexico’s transition to democracy.


First, I will contextualize the 1960’s. I will walk you through the key events that influenced the development of a student movement in Mexico.


Next, I will offer a detailed timeline of the protests, explaining how what started off as a fight over a football match ended with a bloody massacre in the center of Mexico City.


I will conclude with the argument that the student movement of 1968 showed the people of Mexico that the old system had no future without vital democratic improvements.

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