PBI-Mexico shares Canal 44 TV report on search for the disappeared by two human rights organizations in Ciudad Juarez

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Image from Canal 44 news report.

On July 9, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted: “Today in Ciudad Juárez [in the state of Chihuahua] we accompany @CdhPasodelNorte [Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre] and @UnidasVerdad [Families United for Truth and Justice] in search work and the tracking of missing persons.”

“The families of missing persons face dangers that put their physical and emotional integrity at risk during their tracking efforts. Therefore, we express our concern about the absence of local authorities during today’s search.”

PBI-Mexico adds: “We call on the Mexican authorities to fulfill their duty to guarantee protection for families and their companions in the search for their loved ones.”

On July 13, PBI-Mexico also posted a Ciudad Juarez-based Canal 44 (Channel 44) television news report about that search work.

The PBI-Mexico tweet shares a quote from Alejandro Duran Calderon, a member of both the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre and Unidas Verdad, who says: “We, as families, are worn out, tired. We are the ones who want to find our relatives. However, the authorities are characterized by forgetting the families.”

To watch the news clip, click here.

The Intercept recently reported: “At the very minimum, nearly 90,000 people and counting have disappeared in the past 15 years, a tally that exceeds the Cold War totals of desaparecidos in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala combined.”

And NBC News has reported: “The majority of disappearances have been reported since 2006 and 40 percent were recorded since December 2018, since the start of the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.”

The Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project has accompanied the Paso del Norte Human Rights Centre since 2013.

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