Category: Press

Two months without news about three young persons kidnapped in Paracho

24 SEPTEMBER 2012 – MARIANA OTERO-BRIZ
Relatives have found five versions, wrote to the President and visited SSP (Secretariat of Public Security)

Mexico • On 18 July, Diego Antonio Maldonado, Ana Belen Sanchez and Luis Enrique Castañeda went to Paracho, Michoacán, to offer a course of science and technology for children. They had to return to Mexico City on Sunday 22, but all of them were kidnapped few hours earlier.

Two months after the disappearance their parents have five versions of what happened. Municipal, state and federal authorities give contradictory explanations and inclined to shelve the issue, without an indication of what happened, nor the whereabouts of the activists and their captors. Continue reading

Paracho Drug lords could have abducted the three MC activists

Mexico: Missing youths have not returned to Michoacán. PGJE officials refuse to assist their parents.
Martin Equihua, correspondent

Paracho, September 9. – “Jesus Padilla, commander of the State Attorney General, told us about eight days ago that the problem originated in the Santa Fe hotel bar, with “el Güero” and “El Pájaro” , who wanted to dance with Anita or to force her into something else, and the boys defended her, ” says Jose Manuel Castañeda, father of Luis Enrique Castañeda Nava, who along with Ana Belén and Diego Armando was kidnapped early in the morning of July 22nd in this county. Continue reading

Michoacan, no man’s land or official transnational terrorism Lab?

by Mattia Pascal
11/08/2012

The ineptitude, corruption and neglect of the former Leonel Godoy Rangel (Democratic Revolutionary Party) (PRD) government that the current constitutional governor of Michoacan, Fausto Vallejo, inherited, are reflected every day in the Purepecha Meseta. Continue reading

“Let them go” Plead the parents of the missing youths

Morelia Michoacan, August 2012 (AIM). – Parents of the three young members of the Movimiento Ciudadano party who disappeared in Paracho on July 22nd, came to the capital city to plead that the kidnappers to bring them back alive. “We beg for compassion and mercy, please let them go.”

Luis Enrique Castañeda Nava, Nava Diego Antonio Maldonado and Ana Belen Sanchez Mayorga, young leaders of the Movimiento Ciudadano party, had come at the invitation of the House of Culture of the municipality to provide a workshop for children, that was the reason for their visit. Continue reading

Parents of missing youth in Paracho cry for help

Morelia, Mich. – Parents of the three young people who disappeared weeks ago in the capital travelled to Paracho Michoacan, to demand help from the authorities in Michoacan to find their children. The relatives of the victims were accompanied by the national leader of the Movimiento Ciudadano, senator Luis Walton.

The parents requested that their children be returned. Neither they nor the Movimiento Ciudadano leader can think of any reason why the young activists may have been deprived of their liberty. Continue reading