Borderland Beat posted and translated by jlopez Republished from eldiario de Coahuila
MONTERREY, NL (Apro).- With 4,875 cases of disappeared persons from 2011 to October 2014, the state of Tamaulipas is living "humanitarian tragedy", states Raymundo Ramos, president of the Nuevo Laredo Human Rights Committee.
According to the activist, the figure could reach 8,500 if one includes the reports filed in other states , such as Puebla, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Queretaro, Guanajuato and Veracruz, among others.
In an interview during the fifth meeting of organizations that accompany family members of disappeared persons, held in this city, Ramos stated that in just this year alone there have been 750 new cases in Tamaulipas.
"What Tamaulipas is going through is a humanitarian tragedy with the official figures of nearly 5,000 disappeared persons. In my opinion that number is too low, there must be three times as many, because people who were in transit from Sinaloa, San Luis, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Puebla, among others, have disappeared in Tamaulipas", he points out.
MEASURES PROPOSED BY EPN ARE QUESTIONED
As for representatives from several organizations that attended the meeting, they stated that the ten measures proposed on November 30 by president Enrique Pena Nieto "do not address the tragic and serious situation in which thousands and thousands of families of the disappeared find themselves".
They add: "The immense majority of disappearances have not been cleared up; on the contrary, they continue to increase, as in the case of Guerrero, where they keep finding clandestine graves, or Tamaulipas, where 750 new cases have been reported just this year alone
DD note; Tamaulipas was where the largest mass grave site ever found -177 bodies. Most were believed to be from CA and other parts of Mx. and not included in the number of missing from Tamaulipas. Many mass grave sites were found near the site of the San Fernando slaughter of the 72 migrants from CA.