Mothers search for missing migrants in Mexico

AP News
Posted: Nov 08, 2011 11:44 PM
Mothers search for missing migrants in Mexico

Mothers of Central American migrants who went missing in Mexico are traveling the country in search of their sons and daughters.

A group of 33 mothers from Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua reached Mexico City on Tuesday, nine days after entering Mexico through its border with Guatemala. They have visited some of the most dangerous spots for U.S.-bound migrants in northern Mexico.

Carrying photos of their missing children around their necks, the women visited the northern town of San Fernando where the Zetas cartel massacred 72 mostly Central American migrants last year.

Groups of Central American mothers have made annual trips to Mexico since 2000 in search of their missing children. They say they have found 57 of their relatives.