This Thursday - April 19 - on the one month anniversary of the kidnapping of three film students in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, the public will protest their disappearance. Twenty-five year old Javier Salomon Aceves Gastelum, and twenty-year-olds Daniel Diaz and Marco Avalos were kidnapped the same day as medical student Cesar Ulises near Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The body of Ulises was found March 25 with signs that the young man had taken his life.
Friends, families, and classmates who study with the three at the University of Audiovisual Media are planning a march through Guadalajara starting at 6:00 pm at the roundabout for the disappeared this Thursday to demand the return of the three who were taken captive March 19.
Jalisco governor, Aristoteles Sandoval has offered a reward of 1 million Mexican pesos - over $US55,000 - for the safe return of the three youths and is telling authorities to exhaust all protocols and options to look for the missing.
After an outdoor filming session, the students were surrounded by armed men who claimed they were with the attorney general’s office. Officials haven’t revealed any advances in the case.
When the medical student, Ulises, was found several weeks ago officials say his body showed signs of having taken his own life. Nineteen-year-old psychology student, Susana Carolina Gutierrez, who was taken captive March 21 was found safe and sound days later.