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Lack of progress in missing students probe concerns families, colleagues

The case of three film students kidnapped on March 19 in the municipality of Tonala remains unresolved. 

The students’ whereabouts are still unknown, as is what sort of entity – cartel or law enforcement  – was involved in the abductions.

And despite Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval’s assurance that no stone remains unturned in the investigation into the matter, those connected to the disappeared – by both scholastic and familial bonds – have expressed misgivings in regards to the state’s supposed commitment to providing some sort of resolution for the victims’ family, friends and colleagues.

Javier Salomon, Marco Avalos and Daniel Diaz, all film students enrolled at UdeG’s Universidad de Medios Audiovisuals CAAV and in their early 20s, were taken off the street in Tonala at 8 p.m. by what was described by witnesses as a heavily armed commando of uniformed men in two pickup trucks.

A group of student protestors, frustrated at the perceived inaction of authorities under Sandoval’s command, convened at Expo Guadalajara, Monday, April 2, where the multi-day tech event Talent Land had just gotten underway – and where the governor was slated to speak during its inauguration.

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