Missing In Mexico: 25,000 Families Disappear In 6 Years

By Amir Khan on December 1, 2012 2:07 PM EST

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25,000 have gone missing in Mexico over the past six years (Photo: Flickr.com/schlaeger)

Missing in Mexico has become a common complaint in the country, as more than 25,000 families have gone missing in Mexico over the past six years, ever since President Felipe Calderon took office, according to a new report by the Washington Post.

The number of people missing in Mexico is not officially known, as the data is kept secret, but reports show that the increasing amount of gang and drug-related violence plays a role in the 25,000 who are missing in Mexico.

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According to UPI, the Mexican government has a list of the thousands who have gone missing in Mexico, and details exactly what the person was doing when they went missing in Mexico.

"The father was arrested by men wearing uniforms and never seen again," one entry says. "His wife went to buy medicine and disappeared." another says.

Many people in Mexico are unhappy with the response of the Mexican government to the number of people who have gone missing in Mexico.

"What does the government do? Nothing or almost nothing. Why? There is a paralysis," Juan Lopez Villanueva of the group United Forces for Our Missing in Mexico, said, according to the Inquisitr. "The state has failed us."

Silvia Ortiz's daughter went missing Mexico eight years ago, but her family has not given up hope of finding her.

"I still don't know if Fanny is alive or not. Maybe she is in a mass grave and I will never find her, but I have to keep looking," Ortiz says. "If I don't, who will?"

Some suspect government corruption to be behind the number of people missing in Mexico, but all that matters to most people is bringing their family members missing in Mexico home.

"All I want is to see my baby," Ortiz said. "All I want is to tell her I love her, and to tell her I want to heal her wounds." 

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