The Disappeared: A Nightmare of Many Families in Jalisco
Angie Tovar - Vallarta Independiente
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December 8, 2023
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Searching mothers in Jalisco during one of their expeditions. (Aztec Reports)

According to the National Registry of Disappeared and Missing Persons (RNPDNO), since the first disappearance was registered in Puerto Vallarta in 1962, there have been 897 missing persons.

The alarming thing is that Jalisco has become the first place nationally with the highest number of missing persons with a historical accumulation of 23,802 people.

The municipalities with the highest number of missing persons are:

  • Guadalajara
  • Zapopan
  • Tlajomulco de Zúñiga
  • Tlaquepaque
  • Tonalá
  • El Salto
  • Puerto Vallarta

As Puerto Vallarta is a tourist destination, foreigners are also at risk. Among the missing are 14 Canadians, 12 Americans, two Russians, two Colombians, one Salvadorian, one Guatemalan, one Venezuelan and one Romanian woman.

It is worth mentioning that during Luis Michel's administration alone 71 missing persons have been accounted for in Puerto Vallarta.

The truth is that the crisis of missing persons is a reality that affects the entire Mexican territory.

Even the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, recently expressed his concern for the forced disappearances in Mexico:

"It is necessary to continue moving forward because the issue of disappearances are a matter of the most serious concern. It is a great concern especially for family members, but also for society as a whole because it provokes a feeling of fear in the population."

See the original at Vallarta Independiente

Related: The Disappearances in Jalisco, Western Mexico (Aztec Reports)

Related: Mexico Focuses on Looking for People Falsely Listed as Missing, Ignores Thousands of Disappeared (Associated Press)

Related: Cases of Sexual Abuse Increase by Up to 30% In Jalisco (Aztec News Jalisco)

This material was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

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