MEXICO CITY — Journalists in the Mexican state of Michoacan marched on Tuesday May 23 to demand the return of a journalist abducted last week, a call that was echoed by the United States ambassador.
Relatives of Salvador Adame also joined the march in Michoacan’s capital Morelia, located 190 miles south of San Miguel de Allende.
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson said via Twitter that the U.S. lamented Adame’s kidnapping and urged Mexican authorities to act quickly to bring him back alive.
Michoacan’s state prosecutor’s office said in a statement Monday that it had joined federal police and the military in searching for Adame, the owner and director of the local channel 6TV. It said it had no record of reports from Adame about receiving threats.
Adame was grabbed by armed men and forced into a vehicle in th evening of Thursday May 18 in the city of Nueva Italia, Michoacan, located in the middle of a violence-plagued region.
The abduction came on the heels of the murder of prominent journalist Javier Valdez in Culiacan, Sinaloa state. Valdez was one of six journalists killed this year in Mexico.