Par­ents of dis­ap­peared mi­grants en­ter Mex­ico

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Fifty par­ents of miss­ing Cen­tral Amer­i­can mi­grants set off from Mex­ico’s south­ern bor­der on Fri­day for a cross-coun­try trip in search of their rel­a­tives, who van­ished af­ter en­ter­ing the coun­try. It is the 15th time the Me­soamer­i­can Mi­gra­tion Move­ment, a non-govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion, has made the jour­ney. The car­a­van of 45 women and five men en­tered Chi­a­pas state from Gu­atemala and will travel about 5,000 kilo­me­tres to cities through which un­doc­u­mented Cen­tral Amer­i­cans are known to pass on their way to the US. “There are es­ti­mates of be­tween 70,000 and 120,000 miss­ing. Many are in mass graves, oth­ers in clan­des­tine graves, oth­ers in morgues,” MMM leader Martha Sanchez said.

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