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U.N. panel presses Mexico's government on civilian disappearances
U.N. panel presses Mexico's government on civilian disappearances

A United Nations panel Friday said Mexico faced a widespread problem of disappearances of civilians at the hands of police and military, worsened by the government's failure to investigate. The committee singled out the kidnapping and presumed killing of 43 college students in the Mexican state of Guerrero last year as proof of "the serious challenges Mexico is facing in terms of the prevention, investigation and punishment for enforced disappearances and searching for the disappeared." More than 20,000 people have gone missing in Mexico in recent years, some of whose bodies later turned up in hidden mass graves but many of whom were never again heard from. An...

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