1948 Pan-American Students Conference

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Pan-American Students Conference was a student conference held in Bogotá, Colombia, in April 1948. The conference was organized in opposition to the Pan-American Conference also held in Bogotá.[1] The conference was attended by a young Fidel Castro.

On April 8 an organizational meeting in office of the Confederation of Workers of Colombia. A second meeting is claimed to have happened on April 9.[2] Not long after that Gaitán was shot,[3] leading to the Bogotazo.


  1. ^ pp. 105 Martin
  2. ^ pp. 22 Cova
  3. ^ pp.23 Cova