March 23 will mark 30 years since the murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta, then candidate for the presidency of Mexico for the PRI, in Lomas Taurinas, Baja California. Why speak three decades after this assassination? The anniversary itself merits it, but in addition, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has put the case on the table with new narrative elements that contribute to the conspiracy.
The reactions, among others, have come from the son of the PRI, Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas, today mayor of Monterrey, who has asked that Mario Aburto be pardoned, a request that has been denied by the executive. The president’s speech is functional in an electoral time, but regardless of the opinion of his family, today Mexico does not know for sure what happened.
In this episode of When speaking… Gabriela Warkentin talks with Laura Sánchez Ley, journalist and writer on political issues, about the historical moment that is being experienced around the figure of Luis Donaldo Colosio, his murder and his significance in a decisive year for the future of a country.
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