Former whistleblower university president shot dead

The former president of Mexico’s Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, or BUAP, was gunned down last week, reports the Latin American Herald Tribune.

Samuel Malpica Uribe, who had reported corruption at the institution, was killed on Tuesday night, the Puebla state Attorney General’s office said. The 58-year-old academic and leftist activist was shot, as he was leaving his house in Puebla city, by unidentified gunmen, who left their weapons at the crime scene.

Investigators are looking at a number of possible motives, including the allegations Malpica made about the existence of a corruption network at BUAP, the Puebla state government said. Malpica was planning to stage a hunger strike to press for an investigation of the university, the slain academic’s wife said.
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