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Missing journalist reappears without explaining his absence

(RSF/IFEX) - Journalist Jorge Carrasco Taracena, of the privately-owned national television channel Televisa, who was reported missing on 30 April 2008, turned up safe and sound on 26 May at the Lost and Missing Persons Attention Centre (Centro de Atención a Personas Extraviadas o Ausentes, CAPEA). His reappearance was announced on 30 May by the federal ministry responsible for CAPEA.

The crime reporter, whose disappearance was reported on the station's evening news on 6 May, declined to give any reasons for his prolonged absence or to specify if his disappearance was related to his work.

RSF, which has tried unsuccessfully to contact the journalist, welcomes the news of his reappearance, but continues to question the circumstances of his absence and its motives.

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