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They demand omissions of the Jalisco government in search of disappeared

Collectives of families of disappeared persons and organizations that accompany their search denounced that the government of Jalisco continues not to comply with what it promised a year ago and has broken the dialogues and the inter-institutional tables installed, mainly in forensic matters.

During the “#LasFamiliasHablan” forum, held virtually, Esperanza Chávez, from the #PorAmorAEllxs collective, recalled that in Jalisco, laws on disappearance have not even been created and an attempt has been made to exclude the groups from the discussion.

He pointed out that the report on disappearances presented by the governor for a few days does not reflect the reality that hundreds of families live in the state who continue to be mistreated by the authorities when they report a disappearance or require the progress of the investigations.

“What we saw was a unilateral exercise to install an official speech. To speak with the truth would be to recognize that the Special Prosecutor’s Office and the General are in charge of disappearing people,” he said.

Cuca Torres, who is looking for José Gerardo Preciado Torres, indicated that the bad practices of the Public Ministry that were reported when the Special Prosecutor for Missing Persons was created continue.

“An example of this is that the authorities continue to say that they must wait 72 hours to receive the disappearance complaint. Gentlemen, in 72 hours many things can happen, in 72 hours they can get rid of our loved ones,” he claimed.

Catalina Mireles, who is looking for her daughter Ana Elvira Castillo, pointed out that in Lagos de Moreno there is a serious problem of disappearances and even so the authorities have not done anything to attend to the families in that municipality, because to carry out any procedure or obtain information in the Forensic Medical Service they must move to Guadalajara.

Silvia Celis, from the Guerreras de Chapala Collective, indicated that the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office, in addition to not complying with its search obligations, hinders the work of the families and their coordination with the State Search Commission and the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Marta Morales, Marcos Fregoso’s mother, said that in the interior regions of the state, families are practically alone and, although they receive good treatment when reporting in Guadalajara, afterwards they are not notified of anything, they do not know when the investigator or Ministry changes. Public who takes your case and practically have to find out everything on their own.

Mayra Ávalos Camarena and Guadalupe Camarena, who have five missing relatives, indicated that there is a stigmatization of families and on many occasions they are treated as if they were criminals, keeping them out of the investigations.

Leticia Vázquez, mother of Érika Cueto, indicated that there are discrepancies in the official figures of the federal government and those of the state government, because while the national platform indicates that there are 11,288 missing and non-located people in the entity, while the State numbers speak of 9 thousand 731 missing and not located people.