Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa

Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa

by Linda Diebel

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Betrayed: The Assassination of Digna Ochoa by Linda Diebel

Despite a note beside her body addressed to other "sons-of-bitch" human rights lawyers, the Mexican government ruled Digna Ochoa's violent death "probable suicide" and slammed the case shut in July 2003. But journalist Linda Diebel, a three-time recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award, will not let Ochoa's story die. Here is her chilling account of a cold-blooded murder and a cover-up that reaches into the top echelons of the Mexican government. Tracing Ochoa's extraordinary rise from the streets to become a champion of Mexico's most persecuted peoples, Diebel uncovers a byzantine plot surrounding Ochoa's death. From the corridors of presidential power, to the Vatican, to the jungles inhabited by Zapatistan rebels, Betrayed is a riveting exposé, a depiction of friendship and betrayal, a love story, and a testament to the Mexican people's continuing fight for truth and dignity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786718764
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Linda Diebel, multi-award-winning Canadian journalist, was Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star and a long-time correspondent in Latin America, based in Mexico City. She is a winner of Canada's National Newspaper Award and three-time recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award for reports from Mexico, Haiti, and Columbia. She lives in Toronto.

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