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Surviving Mexico's Dirty War: A Political Prisoner's Memoir
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Alberto Ulloa Bornemann is currently writing a novel about three young people from Mexico City
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 28th 2007 by Temple University Press
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In this memoir, Alberto Ulloa Bornemann takes readers through the time he spent in a terrifying political prison as a result of his subversive activity in Mexico during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He details his participation with and aid to famed revolutionary Lucio Cabañas, his trip to Cuba, and the effects his activity had on his family and his political beliefs. Even though Ulloa spends nearly 200 pages illustrating his rebellious behavior, his narrative is fraught with conservative ...more
An autobiographical memoir by an ex-guerrilla from Mexico. The core theses are pretty lame but the narration is extremely interesting. Ulloa-Bornemann is pretty regretful of having been involved with guerrilla groups because he sorta flushed his life down the toilet for nothing (spoiler: the revolutionaries don't win). Equal parts genuinely depressing and enlightening.
An interesting memoir, but I would recommend doing some reading or taking a class about latin american history (or have wikipedia in hand) because there are frequent cross-references to lesser-known (to americans) events in mexico and other latin american countries.