August 27, 1968 (Mexico City), 2014
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In the summer of 1968 students from Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and other schools staged a protest in the Zócalo plaza. It was one of the largest protests against the government in Mexico’s history.

I supported this movement of ’68. It does not cause me discomfort to say that I was in favor of the students, and not the government….Believe me I never was interested in politics, always in art. Not politics.

Yo apoyé el movimiento del ´68. No me incomoda decir que estaba a favor de los estudiantes, no del gobierno…Créeme, nunca me interesó la política. Siempre fue el arte, no la política.