Mexico Reports Over 61,000 People Missing Since 2006

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The majority of the 62,000 went missing after 2006

BBC: Mexico’s war on drugs: More than 60,000 people ‘disappeared’

More than 60,000 people have disappeared in Mexico since the start of the country’s war on drugs in 2006, according to authorities.

The number is far higher than previous estimates of around 40,000.

On top of this, more than 31,000 people were murdered in the country last year alone.

While drug cartels and organised crime groups are the main perpetrators, security forces are also blamed for deaths and disappearances.

Around 53% of those who disappeared were between the ages of 15 and 35, and 74% were men, officials said.

They put the total of disappeared persons at 61,637 since records began in 1964. However the vast majority were recorded since 2006, which is when then-President Felipe Calderón started a military crackdown on the drugs trade.


WNU Editor: This is on top of the 31,000 who were murdered in 2019.

More News On Mexico Reporting Over 61,000 People Missing Since 2006

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More than 60,000 people are missing amid Mexico’s drug war, officials say — The Guardian

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Mexico drug war: Almost 62,000 people have disappeared since 2006 — SKY News

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