Relatives of Mexico’s Disappeared Accuse Government of Failing to Act

HeadlineAug 31, 2021

In Mexico, relatives of people who’ve been disappeared led a protest Monday outside the presidential palace in Mexico City, marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. They’re accusing the Mexican government of failing to act to find their loved ones. This is Arely Ramirez, whose brother and uncle were disappeared in November 2020.

Arely Ramirez: “This is not life. Since the day of their disappearances, this is not life. We live to look for them. You go to sleep thinking about them. You wake up thinking about them. This is life for us.”

Since the launch of the U.S.-backed so-called war on drugs in 2006, some 90,000 people have been disappeared in Mexico.

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