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BROWARD & KEYS EDITION

BROWARD COUNTY

Report: Office delays release of dead
■ An independent review of the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office casts a harsh light on what it says is a severe lack of leadership and organization.
BY DANIEL CHANG
dchang@MiamiHerald.com

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A review of the troubled Broward Medical Examiner’s Office found that the agency is disorganized and takes on so many tasks that its investigations into deaths “suffer greatly,’’ according to a report released Wednesday by county administrators. The review, conducted by the medical examiner for Pasco and Pinellas counties, found that Broward’s agency delays the release of the dead and wrongfully seizes their possessions, and in general “lacks a consistent, systematic approach to death investigations.’’ The review was commissioned by Broward administrators after the county’s Office of the Inspector General in February reported that for years the agency has mishandled or mismanaged the pos-

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OPENING CEREMONY AT MARLINS PARK: Miami Marlins players stand at attention during the national anthem on Wednesday.

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The night a lost franchise found its way back home
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Fans soak in a magic night of unparalleled pageantry
BY ADAM H. BEASLEY AND CHARLES RABIN
abeasley@MiamiHerald.com

Mexican cops using power of ‘perp walks’
■ Mexican police turn to flashy public arrests, rather than criminal convictions, to bolster their tough-on-crime image. But sometimes, the innocent pay a price.
BY TIM JOHNSON
McClatchy News Service

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What worked and what didn’t in the stadium, 2A Opener marred by Marlins’ loss to Cardinals, 1D Muhammad Ali helps make festivities special, 12D Gaudy home run sculpture scores a hit with fans, 14D See commemorative poster of stadium, 16D MiamiHerald.com/marlins: More stories and photos

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MEXICO CITY — It all began with confusion over a name, and it still isn’t over for Aldo Christopher Granada Rivera. After eight months in a Mexican prison, he developed a facial tic and flinches at the sound of sirens. Granada finally went free. But he’s one of many victims of Mexican law-enforcement officials’ practice of parading detainees in public “perp walks” and public news conferences, hoping to regain the trust of a citizenry besieged by organized crime. Human rights officials say Mexican authorities have nabbed innocent people repeatedly and smeared them in front of television cameras to burnish their image as crime fighters.

he mammoth roof of the new ballpark slid slowly open on the Marlins’ 20th season to reveal a full moon over Miami, and the future of baseball here. The last of a setting sun winked on the downtown skyline etched beyond the left-field wall. And the fresh breeze that rolled in from the ocean — it was strong enough to sweep away 19 years of heat and humidity, of ominous thunder and rain, and of all the old excuses that wanted to strangle this franchise. Baseball was born again here Wednesday as the rechristened, new-look Miami Marlins marked Opening Night in their new stadium, commemorative

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Cocktails poolside with models in bikinis. A salsa drum line pounding out an endless beat. DJs spinning discs and stars with showgirls on their arms. And throwing out the ceremonial first pitch? Only the Greatest Of All Time, Muhammad Ali. Now this is baseball, Miami style. After a decade of acrimonious political wrangling and more than two years of construction, Marlins Park finally opened for business Wednesday. But it took just one night for the sparkling spaceship of a stadium to feel like home. In the ultimate see-and-beseen town, a random Tuesday on South Beach can become an event. So when you open an over-the-top nightclub/restaurant/ art gallery (which happens to include a baseball diamond), the lucky 36,601 souls who had a

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FAN FUN: John Ryan of Dania Beach sports distinctive headgear at the big game. ticket shared in an unforgettable evening. For at least one night, politicians, celebrities and the guy in Section 448 were all one-andthe same: kid-like fans soaking in a night of unparalleled pageantry. “This is beautiful,” said Omar Duranona, 60. He sipped a cold

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In Israeli exhibit, capture of Nazi still resonates
■ A museum in Tel Aviv is showing documents and items related to the capture and execution of Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Holocaust, in the early 1960s.
BY JOEL GREENBERG
McClatchy News Service

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TEL AVIV — The man who was showing a group of school supervisors around the museum exhibit looked unassuming enough, wearing a plaid shirt, gray jeans

and black Converse sneakers, sunglasses perched on his forehead. But he was no ordinary guide. Going by the name of Avner A., he’s an agent in Israel’s secretive Mossad intelligence service and curator of an exhibit here on the

capture of Adolf Eichmann, the former senior Nazi officer and key organizer of the Holocaust whom Israeli agents abducted in Argentina in 1960 and executed two years later after a trial that riveted Israel. The exhibit at the Museum of the Jewish People, showing topsecret documents and items that had been kept under wraps for de2012 Infiniti

cades in the Mossad archives, offers a rare view into the operations of the organization, Israel’s overseas intelligence arm. Titled “Operation Finale,” as the capture mission was called, the show displays the tools of espionage from another era. Among the items is a briefcase

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