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Probe Ties Ex-President to '68 Massacre in Mexico

A special prosecutor is investigating newly revealed information about the role of former president Luis Echeverria in the 1968 massacre of student demonstrators by government troops, one of the most scarring moments in modern Mexican history. “Undoubtedly he knew what was happening,” Maria de Los Angeles Magdaleno, an investigator in the special prosecutor’s office, said of Echeverria. “It was an operation of the state.” Magdaleno said in an interview today that government forces were in an apartment of Echeverria’s sister-in-law, Rebeca Zuno de Lima, on Oct. 2, 1968, the day anti-government protesters were attacked at the Tlatelolco Plaza. The special prosecutor’s office was created by President Vicente Fox, who has said no official is “untouchable.” The office has uncovered documents showing that at least 360 government snipers trained their weapons on thousands of protesters that day. An account of the information was first reported Wednesday by the Associated Press. Full Story

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