Mexico’s official ‘disappeared’ list grows to more than 100,000

1 min


165
104 shares, 165 points

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people officially listed as disappeared in Mexico has risen to more than 100,000, government data showed on Monday, as family groups called on authorities to do more to find victims of violence linked to organized crime.

The Interior Ministry’s national registry of missing people dates back to 1964 and is updated periodically. Over the past two years, it has risen from about 73,000 people to more than 100,000, most of them men.

Human rights groups and families of the missing expressed alarm and urged the government to urgently carry out more effective searches and investigations.

“It’s incredible that disappearances are still on the rise,” said Virginia Garay, whose son vanished in 2018 in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.

Garay now works with other families in a group called Warriors Searching for Our Treasures to try to track down missing loved ones, one of many civil society groups doing such work.

“The government is not doing enough to find them,” she said.

Cases of disappearances have spiked since 2007, after former President Felipe Calderon sent the army into the streets to fight drug traffickers, unleashing a wave of violence that the current administration is still grappling with.

A report last week revealed that cases of missing migrants in Mexico jumped nearly fourfold in 2021 from 2020.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Writing by Valentine Hilaire; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Source: KFGO


Like it? Share with your friends!

165
104 shares, 165 points

What's Your Reaction?

Cute Cute
16
Cute
Fun Fun
8
Fun
Hate Hate
2
Hate
Confused Confused
18
Confused
Fail Fail
10
Fail
Geeky Geeky
5
Geeky
Love Love
24
Love
OMG OMG
18
OMG
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format