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Specters of RevolutionPeasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside$
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Alexander Avina

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199936571

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936571.001.0001

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“There Was No Other Way”

“There Was No Other Way”

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(p.111) 5 “There Was No Other Way”
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Specters of Revolution
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Alexander Aviña

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936571.003.0006

Chapter 5 chronicles the brief insurgent history of the National Revolutionary Civic Association (ACNR) guerrilla movement led by Genaro Vázquez from 1968 until his death in 1972. The chapter analyzes the revolutionary praxis and imaginary of the ACNR as a creative political amalgamation occupied both by Guerrero’s local histories of rebellion (and anti-imperialist interpretations of Mexican history) and the influences of a Latin American guerrilla New Left. Such a tense, productive, and at times contradictory relationship between local and global political registers, this chapter argues, explains the robust level of popular supported obtained by the ACNR from 1968 to 1972, and the movement’s military failures.

Keywords:   ACNR, guerrilla insurgency, Genaro Vázquez, New Left, revolutionary imagination, popular support

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