Mario Aburto Martínez

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Mario Aburto Martínez
Born (1971-07-08) July 8, 1971 (age 43)
Zamora de Hidalgo, Michoacán, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Criminal charge
Murder of presidential cadidate Luis Donaldo Colosio

Mario Aburto Martínez (born July 8, 1971) is a Mexican man who was convicted for assassinating presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1994.[1] He confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 42 years in prison.[1] Despite the confession and conviction, the New York Times reported that there was widespread belief within Mexico that the conviction involved a conspiracy and coverup mainly by Carlos Salinas de Gortari (the president at that time) and Manuel Camacho Solís.[1][2] A later Mexican film called "Colosio, el asesinato" alleged that the Salinas government was behind the crime.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Mexican Candidate's Assassin Is Sentenced to 42 Years, The New York Times, Nov 1 1994
  2. ^ The Slain Man Who Haunts Mexico, The New York Times, Aug 2 1997
  3. ^ [1]