Mexican families scour arid plains for graves of disappeared

Silvia Ortiz and Oscar Sanchez, members of 'Grupo Vida', which recently opened a tortilla factory to cover the operating costs of their community-led forensic digs, take part in a search for human remains at a plot in the municipality of San Pedro, Mexico August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) – Fifteen years after her daughter’s disappearance, 55-year-old Silvia Ortiz spends day after day raking through arid scrubland in northern Mexico hoping to find her remains. Ortiz belongs to a group of families working to uncover graves of some of the 40,000 people who have gone missing in mounting lawlessness since the […]

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