PDF download

SourceMex PDF file 2012 right arrow Mar

Questions Remain 18 Years after Assassination of Presidential Candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio

ISSN:1054-8890
LADB Article ID: 78542
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2012-03-28
By: Carlos Navarro

Almost two decades have passed since presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was gunned down during a campaign rally in Tijuana on March 23, 1994, and many questions remain about the murder. Authorities are sticking with the theory that the man they arrested, Mario Aburto, was acting on his own initiative and was not part of a conspiracy. Still, many theories are floating around, including one that suggests that Colosio’s murder was part of a conspiracy by members of his own Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) or the drug cartels. The PRI’s current candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, has invoked Colosio’s name during informal campaign speeches, which is part of a strategy to make him appear as a populist.

This is only an abstract of the requested article. To obtain the full text, please purchase a subscription or inquire with your institution as to its subscription to LADB.