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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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Silvia Ayala
Nov 29, 2016 Silvia Ayala rated it it was amazing
A personal review on how the political and military system works in Mexico, not just on the dirty war times, but nowadays as well.
Not to be missed if you want to understand our country.
Mar 24, 2009 Ellen rated it did not like it
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
May 10, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it
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.
Jun 24, 2008 claire rated it liked it
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.
Mar 15, 2010 Chuck rated it it was ok
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This book touches on an important moment in Mexico's long history of radical social struggles, but fails to provide any compelling insights. I would not recommend it.
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