THE “human tragedy’ of 100,000 and now missing people roiled Mexico once again on Wednesday as authorities announced the killing of an activist, 44-year-old mother who was looking for her son, missing since 2019.
Member of a collective of women who are looking for their missing children, h Rosario Rodriguez was abducted by gunmen after attending a prayer service for her child on Tuesday night in Sinaloa state (west), according to the NGO Adónde van los Desaparecidos (“Where do the disappeared go?”).
Her corpse 44 years old he was found a few hours later near a bridge in the community La Cruz de Elotaaccording to the same source.
“I am deeply saddened by the killing of Rosario Rodríguez Barasa, a tireless fighter like so many other women from Sinaloa who are searching for their loved ones”was the reaction of the state governor, the Ruben Rochavia Twitter.
News of the mother’s murder made headlines in Mexican media the day after the international day for victims of enforced disappearances by state officials.
Her son, Fernando Ramirez, went missing in October 2019. It is not known if he was abducted by government officials or from organized crime.
“It is a priority to solve her murder,” as she was “a woman and a member of an extremely vulnerable group such as those searching for missing persons”, the local prosecutor’s office stressed.
Many crimes (feminicides, kidnappings, murders of journalists…) remain with impunity in Mexico.
The day before yesterday, relatives of the disappeared marched in various cities to denounce the inefficiency of the authorities in the search for the missing.
In Mexico they are counted over 100,000 disappeared“a human tragedy of enormous proportions”, declared the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in May.
This phenomenon in Mexico it dates back to 1964, when the state’s “dirty war” began against various rebel organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. But it swelled dramatically in the 2000s, when the violence of drug-trafficking gangs escalated.
Collectives estimate that the number of missing persons is even higher, as many families do not report disappearances to prosecutors due to fear or a lack of trust in the authorities.
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