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Relatives of the disappeared denounce government inaction in Jalisco

October 14, 2015
Demonstrators in Guadalajara demand the Jalisco governor fulfil his promises to help find their missing relatives.

Demonstrators demand the Jalisco governor fulfil his promises to help find their missing relatives.

Last month’s demonstrations to commemorate the first anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students from Mexico’s Ayotzinapa teacher training college didn’t only draw protesters outraged by the government’s handling of the case.

In Guadalajara, the capital of the western state of Jalisco, activists also took the opportunity to highlight the failure of local officials to locate their own missing family members. Having grown frustrated by months of inaction, they have now broken off talks with the state government.

“There is a lack of will on the part of the state,” said Guadalupe Aguilar, the spokesperson for FUNDEJ (Families United by Disappearances in Jalisco), a coalition of 300 families of missing persons…

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