1988: The Mexican Transition to Democracy

Protests in Mexico City following the
disputed 1988 presidential election.

In 1988, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas ran for the Mexican presidency as the candidate of the Frente Democrático Nacional, a loose coaltition of leftist parties. He narrowly lost to Carlos Salinas de Gortari of the PRI in an election that was widely believed to be fraudulent.That experience led him to found the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) in 1989 with other center-left and leftist politicians.

This spring, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas will be teaching a one-month special seminar at the Center for Latin American Studies, "1988: The Mexican Transition to Democracy."

February 22-March 15, Wednesdays, 3:00-6:00 pm
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298/198; 1 unit, pass/no pass grading option.

This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates. To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative describing your interest in the subject matter as well as your class or degree standing. Please email this statement to Jean Spencer, at jean_s@berkeley.edu by February 1, 2005.

Please note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.


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