The well known Mexican journalist Óscar Cadena was remembered and honored by his relatives, friends and admirers in Puerto Escondido on Thursday, a date that would have been his 77th birthday.
The event began in the late afternoon at Playa Principal, where participants boarded 12 boats and set off for Zicatela Beach, where Cadena had his home.
The homage was attended by Cadena’s widow, his children and two of his sisters, as well as his friend and compadre Lorenzo Hernández Ahedo and his wife, Martha Reyes Carmona.
A TV host in the 1980s and 90s, many Mexicans remember him for his show Cámara Infraganti. It was his presence on the small screen that gave Cadena the perfect opportunity to become a tireless promoter of Puerto Escondido.
Hernández told the newspaper El Imparcial that no government, either state or federal, had promoted the tourist destination as much as his friend did in his time.
He also remarked that Cadena’s presence in Puerto Escondido always attracted renowned artists and television productions, remembering that it was common to see the town on the small screen, including through several telenovelas filmed on location here.
In the 1990s, Cadena had a radio show on Puerto’s own Estéreo Esmeralda, called En Cadena con Cadena.
After many years living in Puerto Escondido, Cadena decided to move to the Caribbean city of Cancún, where he died. However, he never stopped visiting the Oaxaca coast and Puerto.
Óscar Cadena Jiménez passed away on October 28, 2021.
El Sol de Puerto