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    The journalist was driving in a car with three other people when they were attacked on Friday, La Opinion newspaper cited the Guerrero prosecutor as saying. All four people have since disappeared and an investigation into their kidnapping is underway in Iguala.

    Guerrero State Journalist Kidnapped in Mexico’s Iguala

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    State prosecutor Miguel Angel Godinez Munoz confirms that Bernardo Cano Javier Torres, a journalist working for ABC Radio in the city of Iguala, located in Mexico's notorious Guerrero state, has been kidnapped.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Bernardo Cano Javier Torres, a journalist working for ABC Radio in the city of Iguala, located in Mexico's notorious Guerrero state, has been kidnapped, state prosecutor Miguel Angel Godinez Munoz has confirmed.

    The journalist was driving in a car with three other people when they were attacked on Friday, La Opinion newspaper cited the Guerrero prosecutor as saying. All four people have since disappeared and an investigation into their kidnapping is underway in Iguala.

    Guerrero state is known for the disappearance of 43 students in September, 2014. They were abducted after participating in a protest against discriminatory hiring and funding practices in Iguala. The students were reportedly shot or choked to death, their bodies burnt and the ashes thrown into a nearby river.

    The Mexican government blamed the abduction on local drug cartels, but the victims' families and local teacher unions have pointed out that the government was too quick to shift the blame on criminal gangs.

    In November, 2014, Mexican prosecutors arrested the former mayor of Iguala and his wife. The mayor was charged with complicity in the students' disappearance the month before.

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