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Jacobo Zabludovsky dies at 87; pro-government TV news anchor in Mexico

Jacobo Zabludovsky dies at 87; pro-government TV news anchor in Mexico

Jacobo Zabludovsky, a rail-thin newsman with a booming voice who became famous as the face of TV news in Mexico but was equally well known to his critics as an apologist for the government, has died. He was 87. His former network, Televisa, said his death Thursday was caused by a stroke. Zabludovsky anchored Mexico's most-viewed evening news program for nearly three decades, until 1998, covering the nation's biggest stories while reflecting a solidly pro-government political line. In his second career as host of a radio news program, he adopted a more independent stance. To millions, he was known simply as "Jacobo," an unflappable presence in his trademark square...

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