Report: Mexico disappearances constitute 'crisis'

The report also says security personnel sometimes work with criminals, detaining victims and handing them over to gangs
The Seattle Times (US)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

noHuman Rights Watch called Mexico's anti-drug offensive "disastrous" in the report Mexico's Disappeared: The Enduring Cost of a Crisis Ignored, that cites 249 cases of disappearances that the group says mostly show evidence of having been carried out by the military or law enforcement. The report says the "enforced disappearances" follow a pattern in which security forces detain people without warrants at checkpoints, at homes or work places, or in public. When victims' families ask about their relatives, security forces deny the detentions.