Mexico to remember massacre 40 years later

Today, people of all ages will march in memory of a massacre that took place forty years ago in Mexico City – an event that remains one of the darkest in the country’s recent and bloody history.
On October 2nd 1968 the country was gearing up for the opening of the Olympics here in Mexico City but Mexico – like many other nations around the world – was in the midst of a student movement.
Hundreds of peacefully protesting students, men and women were shot dead by government forces in Tlatelolco’s Plaza de las Tres Culturas near the city’s center that night.
The Mexican authorities have yet to establish the facts of what happened on October 2nd 1968, despite efforts on the part of the families and groups representing those killed.
Earlier this year, an exhibition opened just off La Plaza De Las Tres Culturas in Mexico City in memory of the events of that night.
You can watch a video about that tragic night, and the new show in its memory, below. Tomorrow, we’ll have words and pictures from today’s marches across the city.
[video:bliptv:677170] Click here to see other dispatches about Tlatelolco, including a report from last year’s march.
Image: A monument in the center of La Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlatelolco, Mexico City remembers the hundreds of people killed of “disappeared” on the night of October 2nd, 1968. Deborah Bonello / Los Angeles Times