“If they think we’re going to stop looking, we’re not going to do it”: this was Teresa Magueyal, the mother looking for her missing son, who was murdered in Mexico.

Darío Brooks  BBC News Mundo May 4, 2023

In a country with more than 100,000 disappeared, Teresa Magueyal Ramírez was one of the tenacious “mother seekers.” This is how we know the women who go out daily to visit places around cities and towns in Mexico to look for some trace of children or relatives whose whereabouts are unknown.

Magueyal was trying to find Jose Luis Apaseo Maguyal, the son who left his home in April 2020. They lived in San Miguel Octopan, a small town on the outskirts of Celaya in the central state of Guanajuato.

In that same town, Teresa Magueyal was murdered on May 2nd. Armed men on a motorcycle reportedly approached the woman and shot her while she was riding a bicycle. It was almost noon when the crime occurred, a few steps from a school.

“She was a very cheerful lady. Although he was sorry for her missing son, she was an example to follow. Our day was bright,” Rosa María Alves, spokesperson for the collective of mothers seeking “A Promise to Fulfill,” tells BBC Mundo.

That organization and other human rights defenders condemned Magueyal’s murder. The United Nations office in Mexico demanded justice and protection for people searching for missing loved ones. In Guanajuato alone, six search mothers have been murdered in recent months.

Reporting that there is a detainee in this case, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday: “It is unfortunate that a mother who is looking for her son is murdered, and it hurts so much.”

To read the complete article:https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-65475073


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