Thursday, June 13, 2024

Popular News

HomeNewsVaticanMexico: where tens of thousands disappea

Mexico: where tens of thousands disappea

In the past six months 2,789 people have officially been reported as disappearing, according to Mexico National Victims Database

But the real number is far higher.  Many families are too frightened to blow the whistle on drug cartels for fear of retaliation, as they are often left unprotected by law and order.

During Mexico`s twelve years drug war,  which has claimed more than quarter of a million lives,  Government Officials calculate that more than 30,000 people have forever vanished

This doesn`t include tens of thousands of Central American migrants, who`ve disappeared  crossing Mexico, trying to reach the US Border.

Clandestine  burial sites of the narcos` victims are regularly unearthed. Yet few perpetrators are brought to justice, to answer for what amounts to mass murder on a vast scale.

The Southern State of Veracruz has the highest rate of arrests for disappearances,  including a former Police chief, 20 Police Officers and even an ex State Attorney General.

Popular News

80 years after historic meeting with Pope, Irish Regiment returns to the Vatican

Eighty years ago today, the Irish Brigade became the first group of Allied soldiers...

Pope at Audience: The Holy Spirit makes Scripture living and active

Pope Francis reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in revelation, highlighting His...

‘From Tourist to Pilgrim’: Let yourself be transformed!

As we prepare to live and celebrate the 2025 Jubilee Year, Vatican Media presents...

Bishops in Bolivia start digitization process in dioceses

The Bishop of Bolivia implement a project to move parish records onto a digital...