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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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HERRERA GONZALEZ, Patricio. The working-class unity pact: continental antecedents in Chile and Mexico, 1936. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2013, n.46, pp.87-119. ISSN 0185-2620.

This article examines a little known event in the labor history of Latin America. In January 1936, two meetings held in Santiago de Chile -with the presence of several labor leaders from American countries- discussed the main problems the working class faced in the continent. The workers gathered in Santiago signed a pact, hitherto unpublished, to raise awareness among workers of the continent on the need to unite. In Mexico, Vicente Lombardo Toledano also made a call for workers' unity, collaborating actively in promoting the installation of a Latin American Labor Congress, in order to enforce the covenant.

Keywords : American Conference of Labour; working workers' union; Vicente Lombardo Toledano; Latin American Labor Congress.

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