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US-Mexico Relations / Cortez Incident #104287

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) United States reported filing formal protest with Mexico over abduction and beating of Drug Enforcement Admin. agent by Mexico state police.

(DC: Mark Potter) Apparent circumstances surrounding beating and torture of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Victor Cortez in Guadalajara examined; details given, scenes and photos shown. [DEA administration John LAWN - describes Cortez's treatment.] [Representative Larry SMITH - notes Cortez's torture.] Mexico's President mentioned visiting White House during incident. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - cites United States protest.] Possibility some police involved in Cortez torture were also involved in abduction, torture &murder of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Enrique Camarena noted.

Jarriel, Tom;
Potter, Mark

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