Three to four children in Mexico disappear every hour

Posted on August 8, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Human Smuggling, Mexico, Organized Crime

Three to four children disappear in Mexico every hour, from kidnapping, abduction, robbery, or voluntary departure from home. According to Infancia Hoy, organizations in Mexico have begun to mobilize themselves in order to minimize the number of disappearances. The largest number of disappearances are reported to be children and babies taken from hospitals. In one case, a trafficker posed as a nurse and took an infant. Large numbers of teenage girls disappear throughout the country as well. On reported incident occurred after a 14-year-old was taken by a school bus stop. Most abductees are taken by human trafficking rings. Read Article

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