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The memorial plaque was removed with a hammer.
The Tijuana government today removed the lighting pole that held the commemorative plaque of the journalist Héctor “El Gato” Félix Miranda, assassinated in 1988 by Jorge Hank Rhon’s chief of bodyguards.
The commemorative plaque was located between Ramón López Velarde and Alba Roja streets, where the journalist co-founder of the weekly Zeta magazine was assassinated 32 years ago.
The pole was less than a meter away from the access door to the house marked with the number 5613, which is currently under renovation, confirmed a worker at the site, although he said he did not know why the public lighting pole was removed.
Every April 20, journalists from the weekly publication place floral offerings to remember Félix Miranda where the commemorative plaque was found, removed by personnel from the Municipal Public Works Directorate.
Municipality employees hammered the mounted plaque off, as well as a support vehicle with the number 02-284.
“The journalist Héctor Félix Miranda” El Gato “was assassinated here on April 20, 1988. This plaque is a keepsake from his friends from “ZETA”, reads the steel plaque, which was removed today.
The journalist was famous in the 1980s for the publication of his column “Un poco de algo” in the weekly Zeta, where he criticized local officials.
Palestina walks free
Since then, Zeta has published a printed page every week requesting the arrest of the mastermind of the murder, with the phrase;
“Jorge Hank, why did your bodyguard Antonio Vera Palestina kill me?”