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Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered

Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico was murdered
Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered

Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday.

The victim was representing the families searching for their disappeared relatives in San Fernando. Her death occurred Wednesday, when the Mothers’ Day was being celebrated in Mexico, and demonstrations with mothers and relatives of the more than 26,000 disappeared people took place in different cities.

Members of a group of community self-defense and organized crime hitmen clashed with shots in the region of Tierra Caliente, Mexican state of Guerrero, with balance of eight dead people, they reported.

The clashes involved members of the movement for peace, self-defense, and a group of the organized crime still unidentified.

In the state of Guerrero, there are cartels in operation, such as the Los Rojos (Reds) and the Guerreros Unidos (United Warriors), linked to drug trafficking and other illegal activities.

Though the government and international organizations have their statistics, several civil organizations stated there are more than 30,000 people in that condition.

During one of the demonstrations in this capital, the impunity in this aspect and the inefectiveness of the government to fight it, were denounced.

‘Mexico is a large clandestine and common grave’, said one of the demonstration’s organizers.

Source/Prensa Latina

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