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They denounce omissions in search of people

Groups 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 inter-institutional dialogues and tables, mainly in forensic matters.

During the virtual forum Las Familias Hablan, Esperanza Chávez, from the #PorAmorAEllxos collective, said that the laws on disappearance have not even been created in Jalisco 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 a couple of days ago does not reflect the reality that hundreds of families live in the state, which 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 truthfully would be to recognize that the Special and General prosecutors are in charge of disappearing people,” he said.

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 not located people in the entity, the state numbers they speak of 9,731 missing and not located people.

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 Disappeared Persons was created continue.

“An example of this is that the authorities continue to say that you must wait 72 hours to receive the disappearance complaint. Gentlemen, in 72 hours a lot can happen; in 72 hours you can get rid of our loved ones.”

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 assist the families in that municipality, because to carry out any procedure or obtain information in Semefo they must move to Guadalajara.

Meanwhile, 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.