Throughout his career he received numerous awards for his journalism in and out of Mexico. In the United States was recognized in 1977 as the journalist of the year by Atlas Word Press Review. “His whole career was against the grain and has proved him right,” said the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002 to give the flexfit caps of the New Journalism Foundation in the category of tribute. Andrea Sosa rafters, the agency dpa, called it “a pen without complacency that pitted the power and was a pioneer in print for more than four decades press.”
In 1976, a move attributed to President Luis Echeverría stripped Scherer direction of Excelsior, newspaper he went with a group of over 200 people, and founded “Process”, which remains outstanding as the political weekly more weight and history in Mexico. “Process” offered from the beginning a dissonant voice in the political hegemony of the PRI, which bought the editorial line of newspapers, magazines, radio and television. The pages of “Process” were since a critique of reality window.
Scherer left in younger hands the direction of the weekly in 1996 but remained active, reluctant to become himself the subject of interviews and reports. In recent years he published several books, including “Party of War” with unpublished revelations about student hats and caps of 1968 in the Plaza de Tlatelolco, “Patriots: Tlatelolco to war” and “The Impossible forgiveness not only Pinochet “. He also wrote “The couple,” a critical book about President Vicente Fox and the role of his wife, Martha Sahagún.
In 2001, he interviewed the “Subcomandante Marcos” when the Zapatista leader arrived in Mexico City in front of a caravan to claim the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights. It was impossible to interview the ultimate icon of Mexican journalism with the ultimate icon of rebellion, broadcast on Channel 2 of Television, a television that during the PRI regime was identified as “soldier of the PRI” and was the voice of the system.