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Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo dies at 79; disgraced Mexican general
Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo dies at 79; disgraced Mexican general

Handpicked for the job by the Mexican president, praised by the U.S. government for his honesty, army Gen. Jose de Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo seemed the perfect man to serve as drug czar. But barely 11 weeks into the job, Gutierrez Rebollo was fired in February 1997 and later convicted of working for a cartel he was tasked to fight. To this day, the Gutierrez Rebollo case remains a prime example of the extent to which drug corruption can permeate Mexico's most important institutions. Gutierrez Rebollo died Thursday of complications of cancer at a military hospital in Mexico City, the Defense Ministry said. He was 79 and had been serving a 40-year sentence, most recently in a hospital...

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