ABSTRACT

Mexico: Addressing Missing and Disappeared Persons [Updated July 25, 2022]   [open pdf - 553KB]

From the Document: "Mexico faces significant human rights concerns amidst record violence related to drug trafficking and organized crime. As of July 2022, the Mexican government has registered more than 101,300 cases of missing or disappeared persons. Some 32.2% of cases were reported since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in December 2018. Some cases, referred to as 'enforced disappearances,' have involved the complicity of state security forces. Congress has sought to address the general human rights situation in Mexico, as well as the specific issue of enforced disappearances, through foreign assistance and conditions on that assistance, hearings, and letters to Mexican and U.S. Administrations."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11669
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Date:
2022-07-25
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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