January: Monseñor Arturo Lona Reyes, Bishop of Tehuantepec and a key proponent in Mexico of liberation theology, hands in his resignation letter on reaching retirement age. He had been in charge of the diocese for thirty years.
20 September: A unit of the CROCUT guerillas made up of more than armed 100 men enters the Orozco Farm located in the town Playa de Jícama in San Miguel Soyaltepec. One person is killed.
November: The three main leaders of the CROCUT are detained for common law crimes but are released from prison a year later.