Betrayed by Linda Diebel
The Assassination of Digna Ochoa

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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 Linda Diebel, a three-time recipient of the Amnesty International Media Award, will not let Ochoa's story die. Betrayed offers her chilling account of a cold-blooded murder and a cover-up that reaches into the top echelons of the Mexican government.
 

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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.
 
Published December 13, 2005 by Carroll & Graf. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Digna Ochoa y Plácido, a 37-year-old attorney, had been feted by Hollywood stars and East Coast liberals for her determined work in exposing violations of civil rights on the part of the Mexican government and military and the paramilitary death and narcotics-trafficking squads that worked alongs...

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