Crusading journalist and editor Julio Scherer dies at 88

Julio Scherer GarciaAP -One of Mexico’s most important and influential journalists of the past half century, Julio Scherer Garcia, died Wednesday at the age of 88, reported Proceso, the newsmagazine he founded.

Scherer helped expose many of Mexico’s greatest scandals for decades, probing a secret army unit to combat guerrillas, a multimillion-dollar Swiss bank account of a president’s brother and official involvement in the assassination of a journalist.

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