Mexico    REPORT FAILS TO DISPEL DOUBT ABOUT CARDINAL'S DEATH
On the sixth anniversary of the slaying of a cardinal during a drug-related shootout, the government released a report yesterday Monday that left many questions unanswered and conspiracy theories raging.
    Since the 1993 death of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo in the western city of Guadalajara, many Mexicans have believed the government was either covering up or failing to uncover a plot to kill him -- or that the cardinal was targeted because he was involved in drug smuggling.
    But a special commission of church representatives, Jalisco state government officials and the federal attorney general indicated on Monday that their investigation indicated that the cardinal got caught in the cross fire of two groups of drug smugglers.
    But in a poll published in the Reforma newspaper on Monday, 83 percent of those questioned said they didn't believe that the cardinal was accidentally shot.

12:11pm 25/5/99 / AP
 
 


  
  


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