It is a terrible story, more tragic, to know that as a family in Mexico, one of your loved ones could be buried in a mass grave over the drug epidemic.
Everyone knows it is dangerous south of the U.S. border, and the law enforcement officials are corrupt and infiltrated with cartel associates and on-the-ground defense paid mercenaries.
With over 40,000 missing persons in Mexico, in 2006, the government tasked the military to help the police in their drug war and the violence escalated. The report of finding nearly 5,000 bodies in over 3,000 unmarked graves is the first time the Mexican authorities have performed a nationwide survey of exactly how many victims have been found.
It found 3,024 unmarked graves nationwide, with at least 4,974 bodies, Karla Quintana, head of the national search commission for missing persons, told a news conference alongside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on International Day of the Disappeared.
“This is the first time the federal government has recognized the number of unmarked graves,” she said.
“This is not about numbers, though. These are people who are missing and whose loved ones are searching for them.”
Families of the missing meanwhile protested outside the presidential palace, where the news conference was held, calling on the government to do more to find their relatives.
Carrying large pictures of their missing family members, they chanted: “Where are our children?” [TheGuardian]
Even though they report the 2006 task force, I remember watching documentaries on missing women in Mexico. There were thousands and that was in the 90s. In another ten years, I bet California will be the same.
Nothing comes across the border without the blessing of the cartels, so the “immigrants” have more loyalty to them than the U.S. government or the people of America and will tolerate if not participate in the madness that you see south of our border. This is what you get when you have no rights, and the government gives in to criminals.
This is what “open borders” and unlimited illegal immigration is going to do to the U.S.; turn it into another lawless, corrupt, weak, poverty-ridden, drug-trafficking Latin American country.
Does that sound like a good idea to anyone?