From Plural to Vuelta, 1976–1978

  • John King
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)


As a magazine published as part of the Excélsior newspaper group, Plural’s fortunes were tied to developments within that group. On 8 July 1976, in a fraught general Assembly meeting of the Excélsior cooperative, the editor Julio Scherer, along with a group of journalists loyal to him, were forced out of the Excélsior offices and out of the running of the newspaper.


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6 From Plural to Vuelta, 1976

  1. 1.
    Quoted in Julio Scherer, Los presidentes (Mexico City: Grijalbo, 1986), 221.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    See in particular, the accounts of several of the major protagonists: Julio Scherer, Los presidentes (Mexico City: Grijalbo, 1986)Google Scholar
  3. Vicente Leñero, Los periodistas (Mexico City: Joaquín Mortiz, 1978)Google Scholar
  4. Manuel Becerra Acosta, Dos poderes (Mexico City: Grijalbo, 1984).Google Scholar
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    See, for example, Luis Suárez, Echeverría en el sexenio de López Portillo, (Mexico City: Grijalbo, Mexico, 1983), 275–280.Google Scholar
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    Tánia Maria Piacentini, “Vuelta; uma revista de autor” (Phd thesis, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, 1996), 125. I am very grateful to Dr. Piacentini for sending me her valuable and engaging study.Google Scholar
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    Gabriel Zaid. “Legítimo repudio,” Vuelta 8 (July 1977): 50–51.Google Scholar
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    Elena Poniatowska, “El movimiento estudiantil de 1968,” Vuelta 7 (June 1977): 15–27.Google Scholar
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    For the developing dispute, see Carlos Monsiváis, “Respuesta a Octavio Paz,” Proceso 59 (19 December 1977): 39–41Google Scholar
  10. Octavio Paz, “Aclaraciones y reiteraciones,” Proceso 61 (2 January 1978): 29–31Google Scholar
  11. Monsiváis, “Rectificaciones y relecturas: y sin embargo lo dijo,” Proceso 62 (9 January 1978): 31–33Google Scholar
  12. Paz, “Repaso y despedida,” Proceso 63 (16 January 1978): 31–33Google Scholar
  13. Monsiváis, “Recapitulación y conclusiones a cargo del lector,” Proceso 64 (23 January 1978), 31–32.Google Scholar
  14. 27.
    Octavio Paz, Pasión crítica (Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1985), 180.Google Scholar
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    Carlos Fuentes, “El límpido deseo de Luis Bunuel,” Vuelta 14 (January 1978): 30–32.Google Scholar
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    Carlos Fuentes, “Tomás y Nicolás hablan de política,” Vuelta 21 (August 1978): 29–32.Google Scholar
  17. 35.
    Octavio Paz, “El ogro filantrópico,” Vuelta 21 (August 1978): 38–44. Further references are quoted in parentheses in the text.Google Scholar

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