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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Manuel Buendía

 
 
Manuel Buendía Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
1. Manuel Buendía Marker
Inscription.  
En memoria
Manuel Buendia Tellezgiron
XXV aniversario se su asesinato
por ejercer la libertad de expresion

El autentico comunicador social es también un autentico lider, un dirigente. Es un periodista especializado, pero más que eso: además, es un conductor. Es un hombre que mueve voluntades desde su mesa de trabajo; es un hacedor de dirigentes, es un disparador de revoluciones. Es “el hombre que se necesita”. ¿Para qué? ¿Dónde? ¿Cuánto? Para todo en todas partes y ahora mismo.
Manuel Buendia
(1926-1984)

No entiendo un periodismo sin ideales. Ni el reporterismo, ni la entrevista, ni el reportaje, ni el árticulo, ni la crónica, ni el editorial, ni mucho menos géneros de tan comprometido ejercicio como la columna pueden llevarse a cabo sin un ideal. ¿Cuá es mi ideal? Servir a mi país con los recursos del periodismo.
Manuel Buendía

English translation:
In memory of
Manuel Buendía Tellezgiron
25th anniversary of his murder for exercising the freedom of expression

The authentic social communicator
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is also an authentic leader, a director. He is a specialized journalist, but more than that: he is also a driver. He is a man who moves the will of others from his desk; He is a maker of leaders, he is a trigger for revolutions. He is "the man that is needed". For what? Where? How much? For everything, everywhere and right now.
Manuel Buendia
(1926-1984)

I do not understand a journalism without ideals. Neither the reporter, nor the interview, nor the report, nor the article, nor the chronicle, nor the editorial, much less other exercises that make up the profession such as writing columns, can be carried out without an ideal. What is my ideal? To serve my country with the resources of journalism.
Manuel Buendía
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 19° 26.296′ N, 99° 8.774′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Marker is on Paseo de la Reforma just south of Calle San Esmeralda, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 06300, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple of San Hipólito y Casiano (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Temple of San Hipólito (about 90 meters away); The Hospital of San Hipólito
Manuel Buendía Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
2. Manuel Buendía Marker reverse
(about 120 meters away); First Mass Arrest of Gays in Mexico (about 150 meters away); Melchor Ocampo (about 180 meters away); Jesús Terán Peredo (about 180 meters away); Miguel Lerdo de Tejada (about 180 meters away); Anastasio Parrodi (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Also see . . .  Manuel Buendía. Manuel Buendía Tellezgirón (24 May 1926 – 30 May 1984) was a Mexican journalist and political columnist who worked for the daily Excélsior, one of the most-read newspapers in Mexico City. His direct reporting style in his column Red Privada ("Private Network"), which publicly exposed government and law enforcement corruption, organized crime, and drug trafficking, was distributed and read in over 200 newspapers across Mexico. Born in the state of Michoacán, Buendía first wrote for La Nación, the official magazine of the National Action Party (PAN). After losing interest in the party, he left to work for La Prensa and became the editor-in-chief in 1960. He left the newspaper in 1963 and worked for several different media outlets in Mexico throughout the 1970s and '80s, including the Mexico City-based
Manuel Buendía Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
3. Manuel Buendía Marker
The Manuel Buendía Marker is the small pedestal seen here to the left. To the right is a statue of Francisco Zarco (1829-1869), an earlier proponent of the freedom of the press and speech. Interestingly, Zarco has another statue of him nearby further south along Paseo de la Reforma.
newspapers El Universal and Excélsior. Buendía was recognized largely for his investigative reporting, and particularly for his coverage of the CIA's covert operations in Mexico, the rise of ultra-rightwing groups, fraudulent business, corruption in Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Pemex, and the role of organized crime in Mexico's political system. He was also famous for breaking news on controversial political subjects thanks to his access to top Mexican officials. His investigative reporting, however, angered many and made him a frequent target of death threats, which he took very seriously. On the afternoon of 24 May 1984, Buendía left his office in Mexico City and was walking to his car when a man shot him from behind several times, killing him on the scene. For over five years, the murder case remained unsolved and with several irregularities, including the loss of evidence. In 1989, several members of the extinct Federal Security Directorate (DFS), Mexico's top police force, were arrested for their involvement in the murder of Buendía. The murder case was closed after the perpetrators were arrested, but several journalists doubt the probe's results and believe that the masterminds behind Buendía's murder were never arrested. Adapted from Wikipedia (Submitted on July 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.) 
The nearby statue of Francisco Zarco image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, July 24, 2018
4. The nearby statue of Francisco Zarco
In the distance to the south is the Catholic Church of San Judas Tadeo (earlier known as the Church of San Hipólito y San Casiano).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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