Mexico: Disappearances strategy puts search at risk

On 14 December 2023, president of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and representatives of the Ministry of the Interior shared the results of the Disappeared Persons Search Strategy. This strategy includes an update of a census that records the number of people disappeared nationwide, known as National Register of Missing and Disappeared Persons (RNPDNO). The authorities decreased considerably the number of disappeared and missing people, and categorized ambiguously 80,000 people, acknowledging that did not have enough data to search them. We urge the Mexican government to ensure transparency and participation of the relatives of the disappeared on the census preparation.

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