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Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside

Alexander Avina


This book chronicles the subaltern political history of peasant guerrilla movements that emerged in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero during the late 1960s. The National Revolutionary Civic Association (ACNR) and the Party of the Poor (PDLP), led by schoolteachers Genaro Vázquez and Lucio Cabañas, respectively, organized popularly backed revolutionary armed struggles that sought the overthrow of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Both guerrilla organizations materialized from a decades-long history of massacres and everyday forms of terror committed by local-regional ... More

Keywords: Mexico, Guerrero, peasant guerrillas, Genaro Vázquez, Lucio Cabañas, armed struggle, revolutionary movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936571
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Avina, author
Florida State University