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US-Mexico Relations / Cortez Incident #311490

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Return to United States of Drug Enforcement Admin. agent Victor Cortez after abduction, beating and torture in Mexico by Jalisco state police reported; details given, scenes shown. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - issues formal protest to Mexico.] [Representative Lawrence SMITH - describes Cortez's treatment.] Recent White House meeting of President Reagan and Mexican President noted. [Former ambassador to Mexico John GAVIN - criticizes Mexico's lack of action against police responsible for kidnapping and murder of DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agent Enrique Camarena.] [DEA director John LAWN - blames corrupt Jalisco police for Cortez incident.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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