Lecture by Jorge Volpi in the framework of the 48th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

Jorge Volpi, autor de "En busca de Klingsor"

Jorge Volpi, author of "In Search of Klingsor"


As part of the commemoration of the 48th Anniversary of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco), Mexican writer Jorge Volpi gave a lecture on the history of the atomic bomb centered on the failed nuclear project of Nazi Germany.

The conference, which took place on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the William Bowie Hall of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (IPGH), in Mexico City, began with the history of the discovery of nuclear fission, the attempts of Nazi Germany for building the atomic bomb and finally the use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Director General of the Cervantino International Festival (FIC) and author of "In Search of Klingsor", a historical novel that addresses the German project to build the atomic bomb, said that "the tragedy with atomic weapons is always multiplied in many ways".

Jorge Volpi concluded by welcoming that "for 48 years we have been in a region that has no nuclear weapons".

For his part, Ambassador Luiz Filipe de Macedo Soares, OPANAL Secretary-General, recalled that "when crossing the northern border of Mexico, we find an area infested with nuclear weapons. We can not be satisfied that there are no weapons in our region, but throughout the world".