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Attempt to charge Mexican scientists with ‘organized crime’ prompts international outcry
21 Oct 2021

When the son of astrophysicist José Franco answered the door at their home in Mexico City in June, he didn’t know why an agent from Mexico’s federal prosecutor’s office was asking for verification that his father lived at that address. When he confirmed it, the agent left without explanation. Franco, a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and former head of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, received no other information about why the agent had visited.

By Sara Reardon, Nature, 19 October 2021

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