Some 80 people disappeared on board two trucks traveling through the territory of the Mexican state of Veracruz, as reported yesterday by representatives of the National Human Rights Commission of that country.
These are Central American immigrants who are part of the caravan that entered Mexico on October 19 and seeks to reach the United States, despite the threats of the US president, Donald Trump, who repeatedly stated that they would be received by the army. .
The commission's general visitor, Edgar Corzo, indicated that the agency issued precautionary measures to search for people and safeguard their integrity.
The representative maintained that the complaint was made before the authorities of the Attorney General's Office in the Oaxacan municipality of Isla, but that the disappearance would have occurred in the state of Veracruz, where "we are asking for information and asking people," he said.
However, the ombudsman of the Ombudsman for Human Rights of the People of Oaxaca, Arturo Peimbert Calvo, corrected the number of disappeared that would be 100 people.
Through his Twitter account, Peimbert said that "we are in the middle of an emergency. Since Saturday, November 3, about 100 migrants in exodus who boarded two trucks in infrahuman conditions have been reported missing. "
The representative also accused the state and federal authorities of not being interested in the case and only the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights showed concern about the fact.
According to experts from the area, the region where the trucks with migrants disappeared is characterized by being complex in terms of security and being subject to criminal gangs.
In this sense, the visitor of the Human Rights Commission stressed that migrants in their attempt to relocate "get on a truck quickly and others can not climb, they come in families. We have to find the connection of that information so that they can find each other and we are working to identify them and see what happened. "
Regarding the work of the federal authorities of the government and the police, Edgar Corzo said that his action has been "more of containment than of humanitarian assistance".