Exposing Scandals, Guarding Secrets: Manuel Buendía, Columnismo, and the Unraveling of One-Party Rule in Mexico, 1965–1984

@article{Freije2015ExposingSG,
  title={Exposing Scandals, Guarding Secrets: Manuel Buend{\'i}a, Columnismo, and the Unraveling of One-Party Rule in Mexico, 1965–1984},
  author={Vanessa Freije},
  journal={The Americas},
  year={2015},
  volume={72},
  pages={377 - 409}
}
On January 14, 1982, residents of Tula, Hidalgo, discovered the bodies of nine murdered men floating in a sewage drain emanating from Mexico City. All bore signs of gruesome torture. Red Cross workers soon located three more bodies, leading one reporter to describe the homicides as “the crime of the century.” Detectives initially asserted that the victims were drug traffickers who had been murdered by a rival gang. Manuel Buendía, in his weekday political column Red Privada, described the scene… Expand