99 Percent of Missing Persons in Mexico Stay Missing

6/23/15 teleSUR

Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP - Getty Images
Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP – Getty Images

Over the last two years, Mexican law enforcement has managed to locate less than 1 percent of all disappeared people in the country, according to a recent report by El Daily Post. The Mexican daily came to the conclusion by comparing data from two different federal government bodies.

According to figures from the Special Unit for the Search for Disappeared Persons, which was created by the office of the attorney general, Mexican law enforcement managed to locate 112 disappeared people over the last two years. Only 77 of them were found alive. In the same time period, however, the National Register of Missing and Disappeared Persons documented 26,928 missing people (this number does not include the found 112 people). The numbers unfortunately suggest if people go missing in Mexico, they are more than likely to stay missing.

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Documentary Looks at Mexico’s 25K People Missing

Fox News Latino, 1/2/2013

Grave photo credit Kelly DonlanThe 25,000 missing persons in Mexico’s war on organized crime remains “an open wound” for their families that the government must heal, Alicia Calderon, director of a documentary on the subject, said. “A truth commission would be a first step toward solving all these cases. We have to fight to make the government come up with specific policies, because it has the obligation to heal the wounds it inflicted,” the journalist said in an interview with Efe. “Retratos de una Busqueda” (Portraits of a Search) shows the battle of mothers trying to discover the whereabouts of sons and daughters who went missing in the war on organized crime.