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Famed Mexican news anchor passes

Jacobo Zabludovsky, one of Mexico’s most recognized television news broadcasters, has died at the age of 87.

For more than 30 years, he presented the nation’s most popular news program on the pro-government Televisa network.

Often accused of simply toeing the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) line, Zabludovsky was, nonetheless, an accomplished communicator with a relaxed style.

He interviewed many world leaders, but  blatantly threw soft-ball questions at the Mexican establishment, much to the anger of his detractors.

Over seven decades in different forms of journalism, Zabludovsky covered many important events, both domestically and abroad.

He is perhaps best known in Mexico for his reporting on the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.