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US-Mexico Relations / Cortez Incident #104341

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) United States reported filing protest with Mexican government over abduction, beating and torture of Drug Enforcement Admin. agent Victor Cortez by Jalisco state police; scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Chas. REDMAN - reads protest.] [CORTEZ - thanks United States officials who fought for his release.] Death of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) secretary in Guadalajara, Susan Hoefler in traffic accident reported [REDMAN - announces Hoefler's death.] Last year's torture- murder in Guadalajara of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Enrique Camarena recalled; DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) said considering pulling agents from area. Withdrawal of United States agents from Mazatlan noted due to threats from drug trafficker Manuel "Crazy Pig" Salsito; details given.

Jarriel, Tom;
Potter, Mark

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