Mother's Day Rally for Missing Persons

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A Mothers Day rally was held in Mexico to demand from the authorities what they have done and are doing with regards to finding missing persons within the last 7 years since the government started its drug war.
Mexico’s war against drug trafficking has led to hundreds of people missing, suspected as kidnap victims by rival cartels. Mothers and relatives of those missing took to the streets of center of the capital voicing their concerns and requesting that the government acts to curb the phenomenon.
According to a government provisional list, more than 26,000 people have been abducted. This is the case with Jose Leonardo, who was kidnapped four years ago at his home by two unknown assailants. To this day, his relatives are unaware of his whereabouts and whether he is alive or dead.
Teresa Estela Franklin, mother of Jose Leonardo: "My son has been missing since 2009 and since then we have not found any answers. There is not even a tip, a lead, nothing. "
Or Moni, 21, a woman missing since 2005. She belongs to a family dedicated to the circus.
Testimony 2 - Silvia Alvarado Valdes Moni’s aunt: "My niece was kidnapped eight years ago. She disappeared on the road on her way to school "
Relatives of the missing persons marched by the ‘Paseo de la Reforma’, from the ‘Monument’ to the ‘Mother of the Angel of Independence’. They said that quite often themselves who have to do the research and the authorities still doing anything. They demand from the authorities a greater effort to find their beloved ones.
Testimony 3 - Juan Lopez, adviser to ‘Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Mexico’ FUNDEM (“United Forces for Our Disappeared in Mexico”):
"There is no forensic investigation with regards to the missing persons phenomena, forget about the specific research." The missing people figures soared since 2006, when former President Felipe Calderon, regardless of respect for human rights, launched an offensive against drug trafficking, which involve the army
Although many of these disappearances are attributed to drug cartels, in other cases, security state forces, have been found involved to allow or participate in felonies with organized crime.

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