In northern Mexico, authorities search for missing women amid spate of disappearances

MONTERREY, Mexico, April 19 (Reuters) – More than two dozen women and girls have disappeared so far this year in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, sparking frantic searches among residents who hope their loved ones have not become the latest victims of endemic gender violence.

Date: April 24th, 2022

Source: Reuters

On Tuesday, Nuevo Leon Governor Samuel Garcia said that 26 women and girls have disappeared since the beginning of the year and five more have been found dead after being reported missing.

During the news conference in the state capital Monterrey, considered Mexico’s most important industrial city, Garcia said he would increase funding and resources to combat gender violence.

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