LATimes: Relatives of 43 missing students in Mexico seek answers one year later

September 25 2015 — Estanislao Mendoza was one of dozens of people to go on a hunger strike camped out on Mexico City’s Zocalo.

His son, Miguel Angel Mendoza Zacarias, was one of 43 students detained and abducted the night of Sept. 26, 2014, by local police in the Mexican city of Iguala, in the southern state of Guerrero.

On the eve of the first anniversary of the students’ disappearance, some family members this week vowed to go without food for 43 hours in protest of the government’s response to the mass disappearance. The hunger strike began at 7 p.m. Wednesday and is expected to end Friday afternoon.

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