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When mother’s day is the saddest day

For us, there is no Mother’s Day, read placards at several small rallies organized May 10 by family members of missing persons in Jalisco.

According to the Sistema de Información sobre Personas Desaparecidas, 9,283 people are registered as missing in the state.


The mothers expressed concern that due to the Covid-19 epidemic, state authorities charged with investigating cases of missing persons have been working at half strength. In addition, the forensic investigation of corpses unearthed at clandestine grave sites has also halted.  On Thursday, May 7, police discovered 25 corpses, plus five bags containing various body parts, buried in a field in El Salto, on the outskirts of Guadalajara. So far in 2020, 115 bodies have been dug up at various mass grave sites in Jalisco.

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