MEXICO'S CENTENNIALS: Cárdenas: Making and Teaching History


Graduate student Jude Joffe-Block reports on Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas’ stay in Berkeley.

Mexico is facing troubling times. The nation’s GDP dropped 6.8 percent in 2009. A challenging war on drug trafficking has sparked a new era of violence and claimed more than 22,000 lives since 2006. Nearly half the country lives in poverty. Is this the Mexico that Francisco Madero and Emiliano Zapata, the protagonists of the Mexican Revolution, envisioned?

Jude Joffe-Block
Publication date: 
January 12, 2010
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article