Weekly Report - 01 September 2022 (WR-22-35)

MEXICO: Victims’ families demand progress

Protests and events took place across at least 25 of Mexico’s 32 states on 30 August to mark the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The protests reflected the scale of the problem facing the current administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office pledging to confront the issue of forced disappearances. Although recent progress has been made in Mexico’s most notorious disappearance case – that of 43 students from Ayotzinapa teacher training college in 2014 – the protests serve as a reminder of the tens of thousands of other disappearance cases that have not received the same attention.

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