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
spring, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas will
be teaching a one-month special seminar at
the Center for Latin American Studies, "1988:
The Mexican Transition to Democracy."
22-March 15, Wednesdays, 3:00-6:00 pm
Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
298/198; 1 unit, pass/no pass grading option.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by
February 1, 2005.
note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.