Paris confirms the disappearance of two French people in Mexico

Two French nationals, on vacation in southeastern Mexico, are missing, the French embassy in Mexico told AFP on Wednesday, confirming information from the local press.

“The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs has been informed of the disappearance of these two French nationals,” said the French Embassy in Mexico. “His services are mobilized, just like the Consulate General of France in Mexico City, in close contact with the family,” she continued.

106,000 missing since 1964

“They have been missing since September 12 in Chiapas,” the newspaper reported. Reformed over the weekend, identifying the missing two as a couple who were in “a spiritual center” in San Cristobal de las Casas, one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations.

The woman’s sister “asked for help in a group (on the Internet) of tourism in Chiapas to find her trace”, assures the newspaper. “Urgent, we [les] desperately looking for […] We haven’t heard from them for a month. They’re in Chiapas, probably around San Cristobal de las Casas. Any detail can help us,” the newspaper added, quoting its message.

More than 106,000 people have disappeared or are missing in Mexico since 1964, according to the National Register of Missing Persons. Most of these disappearances have been recorded since 2006, the date of the launch of a military anti-drug operation which left 340,000 dead, and most have been attributed to criminal organizations.

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