Facing Death and Dismissal, Mexico's Mothers Keep Searching
Five madres buscadoras, women searching for their disappeared relatives, have been murdered in Mexico so far this year. Government promises to aid them, protect them, and fund them have never materialized, but these groups are becoming more frequent targets for organized crime.
With over 100,000 people in Mexico listed as missing, the work of these collectives to find their loved ones is arduous. To learn more, InSight Crime sat down with representatives of two groups, Lucy Díaz Genao, founder of Colectivo Solecitos (Sunshine Collective) in the eastern state of Veracruz; and María Luisa Núñez Barojas, founder of Colectivo Voz de los Desaparecidos (Voice of the Disappeared Collective) in the central state of Puebla.