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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:43 PM

Inside the dark world of Mexico's intelligence services

16 APR 2019

Lee Harvey Oswald was here just before he shot John F. Kennedy. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were, too, not long before the Cuban Revolution.

Mexico's intelligence services gathered material on all of them, and millions more.

Now, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is throwing open the spy agencies' files, part of his promise of sweeping change.

Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist, apologized last month for past abuses committed by the intelligence services, saying: "We lived for decades under an authoritarian regime that limited freedom and persecuted social activists."


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