MEXICO CITY — The variety of individuals formally listed as disappeared in Mexico has risen to greater than 100,000, authorities knowledge confirmed on Monday, as household teams referred to as on authorities to do extra to search out victims of violence linked to organized crime.
The Inside Ministry’s nationwide registry of lacking individuals dates again to 1964 and is up to date periodically. Over the previous two years, it has risen from about 73,000 individuals to greater than 100,000, most of them males.
Human rights teams and households of the lacking expressed alarm and urged the federal government to urgently perform simpler searches and investigations.
“It’s unimaginable that disappearances are nonetheless on the rise,” mentioned Virginia Garay, whose son vanished in 2018 within the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.
Garay now works with different households in a bunch referred to as Warriors Looking for Our Treasures to attempt to observe down lacking family members, certainly one of many civil society teams doing such work.
The federal government isn’t doing sufficient to search out them,” she mentioned.
Circumstances of disappearances have spiked since 2007, after former President Felipe Calderon despatched the military into the streets to battle drug traffickers, unleashing a wave of violence that the present administration continues to be grappling with.
A report final week revealed that circumstances of lacking migrants in Mexico jumped practically fourfold in 2021 from 2020.