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Mexicans Denounce the Disappearance of Ten Yaquis

  • Protest against the disappearance of Indigenous people, Loma de Bacum, Sonora, Mexico, Sept. 15, 2021.

    Protest against the disappearance of Indigenous people, Loma de Bacum, Sonora, Mexico, Sept. 15, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @SinEmbargoMX

Published 15 September 2021

In July, a group of unidentified gunmen detained the Yaquis and forced them onto trucks.

On Tuesday, dozens of Indigenous people demanded Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) greater diligence in the case of ten members of the Yaqui people, who disappeared in the state of Sonora two months ago.


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The Loma de Bacum community members, who walked towards the Public Prosecutor's Office shouting "Yaquis united, No more missing people!", denounced that there has been no progress in the investigations.

The demonstrators were made up of mothers, wives, children, and friends of the disappeared. The march was also replicated at the University of Sonora in Hermosillo City.

Carrying banners with the photographs of the missing people, citizens chanted protest songs to demand the return of Benjamin Portela, Juan Galaviz, Leocadio Galaviz, Heladio Molina, Fabian Sombra, Martin Hurtado, Fabian Valencia, Artemio Arballo, Gustavo Acosta, and Braulio Perez.

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Relatives of the missing persons said the victims had gone out to look for food and drinks for the Virgin of Carmen festivities, which they celebrate every year from July 14 to 16 at the Bataconcica ranch.

According to their testimony, the Yaquis were surprised by a group of armed men, who forced them into their pickup trucks upon their return.

Indigenous leader Anabela Carlon asked the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to intervene before the Mexican State to speed up the investigations and called on Sonora Governor Alfonso Durazo to restore peace and tranquility in the Yaqui villages.

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