Former President Luis Echeverría is buried in the Spanish Pantheon

Former President Luis Echeverría is buried in the Spanish Pantheon

There was no type of funeral procession for his transfer, and he became the first unaccompanied former Mexican president in that type of protocol.

The most recent funerals of former presidents, former president Miguel de la Madrid on April 2, 2012, José López Portillo on February 18, 2004 and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz on July 15, 1979, have met as part of the protocol , to the president in office and to the living ex-presidents, who render a guard of honor, the Band of the Presidential General Staff participates and honors are paid to the flag.

In the case of De la Madrid, the state funeral was held at the National Palace, that of López Portillo at the wake of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) -with the absence of Vicente Fox and Ernesto Zedillo-, and that of Díaz Ordaz in the Senate of the Republic.

Now, according to testimonies, the body was left alone after 8:30 p.m. in the wake of the funeral agency, until its transfer to the Spanish Pantheon. Family members and friends and collaborators of Echeverría arrived at this in the morning, such as Jorge de la Vega, Augusto Gómez Villanueva and Sergio García Ramírez, in addition to his lawyer Juan Velásquez.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador only made his condolences to the relatives public on Saturday morning.

Echeverría died at the age of 100 and according to his lawyer Velázquez, in the end he was exempted by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) from responsibility in the acts of repression of which he was accused until his death: the 1968 student massacre, being Secretary of the Interior. He was also singled out for the repression of June 10, 1971 and the extermination of the Lucio Cabañas guerrilla.

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