Elena Poniatowska, a Vice-President of Interlitq, ponders the work of Mexican architect, Pedro Ramirez Vázquez

Elena Poniatowska

Elena Poniatowska

Elena Poniatowska, the Mexican journalist and author who is a Vice-President of Interlitq, has been cited in “A journalist remembers Mexican architect Pedro Ramirez Vázquez” (Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 06.05.13): “Now the most famous and respected of those journalists, Elena Poniatowska, has stepped up in the Mexico City newspaper La Jornada to share some reminiscences of her interviews with Ramirez, one in 1967 and another in 1973. Poniatowska, who’s also a novelist, was one of the first reporters on the scene after the Tlatelolco massacre, and her landmark book, “La noche de Tlatelolco,” helped blow open the truth about what occurred there.Yet in her La Jornada recollections, Poniatowska mentions Tlatelolco only in passing. Instead, the piece contains excerpts of Ramirez’s thoughts on how Mexico’s climactic extremes affect architectural design, and his appraisals of contemporaries such as Luis Barragan (who he pronounces “one of the great masters of authentic Mexican architecture”) and Jose Luis Cuevas.”

The Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City is one of the signature works of architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, who died April 16 at 94. (Gregory Payan / Associated Press)

The Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City is one of the signature works of architect Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, who died April 16 at 94. (Gregory Payan / Associated Press)

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