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Mother’s Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children

HeadlineMay 11, 2021

In Mexico City, hundreds of mothers whose children have been disappeared led a massive march Monday to commemorate Mother’s Day and to urge the government to take immediate action against violence and to find missing people. Since the U.S.-backed war on drugs was unleashed in Mexico in 2006, over 85,000 people have disappeared. This is Marisol Esquivel, one of the mothers.

Marisol Esquivel: “The government never told me, 'Marisol, I am sorry for what happened to you.' They have never apologized to us. They are the ones responsible for allowing this situation to continue escalating. The statistics of missing people go up every day. In Guanajuato and Celaya, 531 people disappeared in 2020.”

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