Alejandro González Malavé

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Alejandro González Malavé (approx 1958-1986) was a Puerto Rican undercover agent who gained infamy with the Cerro Maravilla case scandal. In 1973, still a High School student, Malavé was recruited as an undercover agent.

González Malavé, an outspoken university political leader, graduated as a policeman in 1979, the same year he went to work undercover. He infiltrated an organization of radical pro independence students and was the driver when Carlos Soto Arriví and Arnaldo Darío Rosado were murdered during a police set up at Cerro Maravilla.[1]

When the Cerro Maravilla inquest was televised all over Puerto Rico, González Malavé, one of the accused, gained wide fame all across the island. His face became a common sight on Puerto Rican newspaper covers, and he received constant air time on television, because he had to take the stand many times during the trial. Although the scandal played a role in squashing the reelection plans of Governor Carlos Romero Barceló, the alleged conspiracy was never proven. González Malavé was tried but found not guilty of all charges.

On the evening of April 29, 1986, just two months after his acquittal, González Malavé was assassinated in front of his mother's house in Bayamón. He received three gunshot wounds while his mother was slightly injured. A few hours later, a group calling itself the "Volunteer Organization for the Revolution" called local news agencies claiming responsibility. In their statements they swore to kill, "one by one", all the policemen involved in the deaths in Cerro Maravilla.[2]

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  1. ^ Glick, Brian (1989). War at Home. South End Press. p. 26. ISBN 9780896083493. 
  2. ^ "Police agent in Puerto Rico deaths is assassinated". The New York Times. May 1, 1986.