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Disappearances in Mexico rose during López Obrador’s first year, now top 73,000

Disappearances in Mexico rose during López Obrador’s first year, now top 73,000
Monday 13
22:40 2020

The newly added cases span several years, but the problem remains critical. Last year, the first under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, saw the second-most disappearances on record. AD The announcement underscores the scale of a human rights crisis with echoes of the Cold War era, when tens of thousands of suspected government opponents were forcibly disappeared by U.S.-backed right-wing governments in Argentina, Chile, Guatemala and other countries. In Mexico, the disappearances are blamed on a wider variety of culprits: organized crime gangs, police, the military or some combination of all three. The great majority of the victims have gone ...

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Summary: The official toll of people who have vanished during a 14-year epidemic of criminal violence includes hundreds of Americans.

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