July 22, 2012 in Paracho, Michoacan. Two psychologists, Diego Maldonado Castañeda (34) and Ana Sánchez Mayorga Belém (30) and Luis Enrique Castañeda Nava (28), youth coordinator of the Movimento Ciudadano party, were kidnapped from Hotel Santa Fe in the early hours of Sunday July 22nd. So far the police have no answers.
The three urban youth traveled from Mexico City to the town of Paracho, in order to lead workshops for children at the Cantoya International Balloon Festival. Finishing the workshops on Saturday the 21st, they decided to stay for the rest of the festival. But that night, an unidentified armed group came to the Hotel Santa Fe and took them away with extreme force. Continue reading