Although many of our readers do not live in Mexico nor experience the day to day happenings, it is safe to say that we do empathize, if not at the very least sympathize on a basic human level with what occurs. Ruy 5algado also known as El 5anto is the founder of the blog el5anturario.org and a staunch critic of the current and incoming political administrations.
Via his daily vlogs on YouTube, he also informs regarding the ongoing drug war and has openly challenged this past July 1st election results, which according to him were marred with corruption and are in direct violation of the democratic process. Ruy was scheduled to join many of his followers this past Sunday at the AMLO manifestation in Mexico City, but failed to appear.
His last vlog was posted on Saturday, September 8th and was mysteriously cut off mid transmission, he has not been heard from since. Below is the official press release made by the other admins of his blog regarding his disappearance.
I will be translating it in a few minutes for our English only audience. I wanted to make our readers aware of the many rumblings which are gaining force via Twitter and the internet.
"Esteemed 5antuarista Community,
This is an official press release on behalf of el5anturio for all of you. We wish to inform you that on Saturday, September 8th of the current year around 11:02pm, with one hour left on his vlog, we stopped having contact with our friend, Ruy 5algado. Ruy was scheduled to attend the massive AMLO manifestation the very next day being held at El Zocalo in Mexico City, unfortunately he never showed up.
It is for this reason that if in the next 48 hours, from the time this is published, we do not have any news regarding his whereabouts and physical condition, we will begin a massive information campaign via the various (news) outlets, beginning with ours. We will be publishing his picture and personal information as is, full name, address, vehicle he drives and anything else related to his person.
It is very important to mention that we here at El 5anturario have taken measures in order to locate him in the shortest time possible. We make a strong call asking our community for their support in spreading the news and if at this moment you find yourself listening to us, Ruy 5algado, we ask that you please contact us immediately because on the contrary we will make your personal information known, with the understanding that by not communicating with us it means that your integrity has been violated.
As to the prior, we insist that we have initiated denunciations and preliminary research regarding this situation.
I am joined by (other bloggers), they introduce themselves. This is the press release and we hope to hear news on behalf of someone, on behalf of Ruy 5algado. Thank you."
The blog is http://www.el5antuario.org/
and his vlog channel on YouTube can be found under el5anto