Mothers search for missing migrants in Mexico

 

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MEXICO CITY — Mothers of Central American migrants who went missing in Mexico are traveling the country in search of their sons and daughters.

Justina Hernandez, from Honduras, who is part of a convoy of Central American mothers, holds a photograph of her missing son, Javier Soriano, outside the Basilica of Guadalupe during the group’s return to Central America, in Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. A group of mothers of Central American migrants who went missing during their journey north, retrace their children’s steps every year to the U.S. border since 2004, looking for clues into their disappearances. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Photographs of missing Central American migrants lay on the steps of the Basilica de Guadalupe after they were placed there by their mothers who are returning to Central America after traveling to the Mexico-U.S. border, in Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. A group of mothers of Central American migrants who went missing during their journey north, retrace their children’s steps every year to the U.S. border since 2004, looking for clues into their disappearances. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Priscila Cartagena, from Honduras, who is part of a convoy of Central American mothers, holds a photograph of her missing daughter, migrant Jesenia Gaitan, outside the Basilica of Guadalupe during the group’s return to Central America, in Mexico City, Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011. A group of mothers of Central American migrants who went missing during their journey north, retrace their children’s steps every year to the U.S. border since 2004, looking for clues into their disappearances. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
A group of 33 mothers from Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua reached Mexico City on Tuesday, nine days after entering Mexico through its border with Guatemala. They have visited some of the most dangerous spots for U.S.-bound migrants in northern Mexico.

Carrying photos of their missing children around their necks, the women visited the northern town of San Fernando where the Zetas cartel massacred 72 mostly Central American migrants last year.

Groups of Central American mothers have made annual trips to Mexico since 2000 in search of their missing children. They say they have found 57 of their relatives.

 

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