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Renowned writer Francisco Goldman to speak at UCLA on the 2014 student massacre in Mexico


Acclaimed American novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman will speak at the UCLA Latin American Institute on Tuesday, May 4.

“Can Mexico Save Itself? #YoSoy132 to Ayotzinapa and Beyond!” will focus on Goldman’s reporting on the September 2014 massacre of 43 students at the Ayotzinapa Normal School teachers college in Iguala, Mexico. His coverage of the event and its aftermath has been published in a series of articles in the New Yorker.

The author of four novels and two works of nonfiction, Goldman has written extensively about Mexico and other parts of Latin America. In addition to the New Yorker, he contributes to the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s (which published his coverage of the wars in Central America during the 1980s), the Believer and many other publications.

The talk is free and open to the public. The event will be co-sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Mexican Studies, International Institute, department of Spanish and Portuguese, and dean of humanities; UC Mexus of UC Riverside; and the Latin American Studies research cluster at UC Irvine.

4 p.m., Monday, May 4

Room 11360, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA campus (map)

Peggy McInerney,, 310-794-7726


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