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Wed May 30, 2018, 05:10 PM

UN says people disappearing in northern Mexico border city

Source: Associated Press


Christopher Sherman, Associated Press
 Updated 2:58 pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jessica Molina has not seen or heard from her husband since March, when Mexican marines broke through their door in Nuevo Laredo and took Trejo and a friend away.

Molina, a U.S. citizen, said Wednesday that her 41-year-old Mexican husband, Jose Daniel Trejo Garcia, is a mechanic with an established business in Laredo, Texas, where they live. They were only in Nuevo Laredo because she had recently had surgery in Monterrey and was returning to have stitches removed.

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday called on the Mexican government to "take urgent measures to stop the wave of forced disappearances in Nuevo Laredo and surrounding areas" and said "there are strong indications" that they were committed "by a federal security force."

The U.N. office documented the disappearance of 23 people since the start of February in Nuevo Laredo and said there could be many more. While it did not name those missing, Trejo Garcia is among those counted by the non-governmental Nuevo Laredo Human Rights Committee.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/UN-says-people-disappearing-in-northern-Mexico-12954105.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2018, 05:17 PM

1. Trump's desaparecidos

Reminiscent of the 500 infants taken from imprisoned mothers (who were then killed) during the GOP-supported Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s.

Like in Argentina, many of these missing babies were probably sold by corrupt officials; the rest are probably dead.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:19 AM

2. I'm going to throw this out there...

This has literally NOTHING to do with Trump. Here's the deal (I'm studying femicide epidemic in Mexico, so bear with me)
1) Mexico's security forces are corrupt enough on their own. Who in the hell was it that disappeared the 43 students in Ayotzinapa? It wasn't Trump.
2) Women have been disappearing for DECADES in northern Mexico and no one in the US has given a shit.
3) Lest we think the Mexican government has a clue as to how to deal with cartels, here is yet another potential example of collusion between government entities and drug cartels.
4) If there is any involvement on the part of the US (which is not at all evident from the article), it has been going on for a long time. The US has financially supported anti-cartel efforts in the past (Merida initiative of 2001 or sometime around then).

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