1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Introduction: Guerrilla Ghosts in the Mexican Countryside -- 1. Traditions and Legacies of Rebellion -- 2. A Lesson in Civic Insurgency -- 3. A Moment of True Democracy -- 4. Re-treading Old Paths, Forging New Routes -- 5. "There Was No Other Way" -- 6. A Poor People's Revolution -- Conclusion: A Poor People's Utopia -- Epilogue: "The Bones Will Tell Us What Happened."
Avina chronicles the peasant guerrilla movements that emerged in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero during the late 1960s. The National Revolutionary Civic Association and the Party of the Poor organised popular revolutionary armed struggles seeking the overthrow of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party. Both guerrilla organisations materialized from a decades-long history of massacres and everyday forms of terror committed by local-regional political bosses and the Mexican federal government against citizen social movements that demanded the redemption of constitutional rights
Includes bibliographical references and index
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