December 5, 2023
Sigifredo Baltazar Gonzalez, Andres Gonzalez Vela and Julio Cesar Garcia. COURTESY

Two Mexicans and an American disappeared on July 19 within the municipality of Los Ramones, some 80 kilometers from Monterrey (Nuevo Leon), in keeping with the Prosecutor’s Workplace in latest days. The three males had been touring on a freeway in a black Ford Lobo pickup truck on the day of their disappearance; and since then there was no details about them.

The information shared by the Public Ministry present the pictures of the three disappeared: the picture of Julio Cesar Garcia (37 years previous and a Mexican nationwide), the picture of Andres Gonzalez (40 years previous, American) and the final considered one of Sigifredo Baltazar Gonzalez ( 68 years previous, Mexican). The authorities have up to now not reported the precise date and place of origin of the disappeared.

Los Ramones is a municipality of round 5,400 inhabitants -according to the 2020 census-, a small quantity in comparison with the metropolitan space of ​​Monterrey, which concentrates a part of the inhabitants of Nuevo Leon -close to five.8 million people-. The proximity of the State to the US border is an element within the improvement of organized crime, which sees its neighbor to the north of the border as a window of alternative to distribute the drug-trafficking enterprise. A big market of greater than 330 million folks.

However that’s solely one of many occasions that has muddied the State. The looks of six our bodies mendacity subsequent to a wall in Apodaca, north of Monterrey, aroused public discontent. The authorities discovered a scene of torture upon arrival: 5 of the murdered had been handcuffed and three had their heads coated with T-shirts. They had been all lifeless.

Disappearances have turn out to be a typical consider Mexico. Final yr the nation exceeded the symbolic determine of 100,000 disappeared since 1964, when the rely started. The group Justice for the disappeared in Nuevo Leon factors out that the quantity within the State is 6,234. Of those, 69% disappeared in 9 of its municipalities: Apodaca, Cadereyta Jimenez, Garcia, Escobedo, Guadalupe, Monterrey, San Nicolas, San Pedro and Santa Catarina.