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June 14, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government authorities believe that former police officers, fired during an anti-corruption campaign, are responsible for the recent kidnapings of two prominent Mexico City businessmen. Joaquin Vargas Guajaro, whose family owns the pay-television network Multivision, and Jorge Espinosa Mirales, owner of the Grupo Printaform computer company, were abducted separately last month by apparently well-organized bands of gunmen seeking financial gain.
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June 14, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Government authorities believe that former police officers, fired during an anti-corruption campaign, are responsible for the recent kidnapings of two prominent Mexico City businessmen. Joaquin Vargas Guajaro, whose family owns the pay-television network Multivision, and Jorge Espinosa Mirales, owner of the Grupo Printaform computer company, were abducted separately last month by apparently well-organized bands of gunmen seeking financial gain.
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October 21, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican and U.S. investigators teamed up Thursday to arrest nine accused kidnapers and rescue a San Diego businessman who had been abducted this week from his factory here. After three suspects picked up $200,000 in ransom money at a pedestrian bridge south of the San Ysidro international border crossing, Baja state judicial police officers swooped in and arrested them Thursday, authorities said. They then raided a house in a tough Tijuana neighborhood and liberated Peter Barabas, 57.
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October 17, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Five years and millions of U.S.-supplied dollars later, Mexican authorities are acknowledging they are still a long way from purging and improving local and federal police forces, among the most corrupt institutions in the country. The deadline for certifying hundreds of thousands of police nationwide -- already blown once -- is Oct. 29. This week, the government said the process will not be completed by that date and suggested there should not be a deadline at all. “We will never reach 100%; it's impossible,” Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, the nation's top security official, said at a forum on public safety.
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