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July 7, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia dedicated his life to muckraking, but it is his death that has suddenly exposed an underworld of police corruption and brought down an entire police department. Under pressure to solve the 1984 assassination, the government last month arrested the former commander of Mexico's secret police and accused him of masterminding "Operation News"--the killing of Buendia.
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July 7, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Mexican journalist Manuel Buendia dedicated his life to muckraking, but it is his death that has suddenly exposed an underworld of police corruption and brought down an entire police department. Under pressure to solve the 1984 assassination, the government last month arrested the former commander of Mexico's secret police and accused him of masterminding "Operation News"--the killing of Buendia.
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June 25, 1989
Two commanders in the intelligence division of the Mexico City police department were arrested on charges they took part in the 1984 slaying of investigative reporter Manuel Buendia. Officers Juventio Prado Hurtado and Raul Perez Carmona are being held at the Northern Penitentiary, officials reported. A police source said three intelligence division agents also were arrested. Jose Antonio Zorrilla Perez, director of the now-disbanded Federal Security Administration, has been indicted on charges of masterminding the May 30, 1984, killing of Buendia.
NEWS
June 14, 1989 | From Times wire services
The former head of Mexico's state security, accused of masterminding the 1984 murder of leading journalist Manuel Buendia, surrendered after a shootout with police, the justice department said today. No one was injured in the shootout outside a house on one of Mexico City's main roads Tuesday and the suspect, Jose Antonio Zorrilla Perez, surrendered shortly afterward, the department said. Buendia, who was shot in the back on May 30, 1984, near a Mexico City parking lot, wrote a column in the leading daily Excelsior exposing official corruption.
NEWS
June 21, 1989
Mexican authorities arrested a man believed to have killed leading journalist Manuel Buendia five years ago, government officials said. The state-owned news agency Notimex said the alleged assassin, Juan Rafael Moro Avila, 36, belonged to a crack unit of the Federal Security Department. Buendia, whose columns exposed wrongdoing in high places, was shot to death May 30, 1984. Jose Antonio Zorrilla Perez, the former director of the security department, was arrested last week for allegedly ordering the Buendia killing.
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June 7, 1985 | JUAN M. VASQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
In a widening scandal involving the narcotics traffic, the Mexican government has accused two former zone commanders of the powerful Federal Security Directorate of amassing apparently illegal fortunes, fired 427 of the agency's 2,200 agents and replaced 19 of its 31 state directors. In addition, the immediate past director of the force is believed to have fled the country.
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June 27, 1989 | JORGE G. CASTANEDA, Jorge G. Castaneda is a professor of political science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. and
As Mexico's new administration enters its second semester, it begins to face the real challenges of management and reform. After six months of spectacular police actions against corrupt union leaders, businessmen and drug lords, but little headway on economic growth, political reform or recovery of his party's standing in Mexican society, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is running out of running room and into the law of diminishing returns....
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