Human Trafficking is increasing in Mexico!

Raul Flores Martinez.

Coincidentally, in Mexico, there is no figure or approximate number of women, girls, boys, young people or older adults who are within the networks of criminal organizations dedicated to Human Trafficking.

In the current administration, the female victims of any crime are just figures or statistics that by missing an event or not disclosing them, the crime disappears, just like that, without effort and without wearing out to give a voice to the groups that they shout their frustration at the lack of support for the families of those who are absent.

I will give you a simple example without digging too much into journalistic investigation. Last Saturday I went to the municipality of Chalco, State of Mexico to interview Elizabeth Ayala, mother of 14-year-old Abigail Robles Ayala, whom she had been absent from her home since November 9, 2022.

As the interview took place, the data was quite revealing. The young woman was absent from her home driven by the conviction of a 22-year-old young man, who, according to the Federal Code of Criminal Procedures, falls into the crime of corruption of minors.

In addition to the elements of the Valle de Chalco municipality agency of the Attorney General of the State of Mexico, they only have one investigation element for the case of disappearances in four municipalities; that is, a single man for the municipalities of Chalco, Amecameca, Ixtapaluca and Valle de Chalco.

This lack of commitment causes criminal organizations dedicated to Human Trafficking to see in the abduction, robbery, kidnapping, and recruitment of victims, a round business in dollars that continues to grow thanks to the cover-up of the Prosecutor’s Offices that do not do their job. research work.

Something that we must take away from the latest World Report on Trafficking in Persons, presented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, is that globally, the number of convictions for the crime of trafficking in persons also decreased by 27 percent. in 2020 from the previous year, with steeper declines recorded in South Asia (56 percent), Central America and the Caribbean (54 percent) and South America (46 percent), accelerating a longer-term trend recorded by UNODC since 2017.

In the case of the analysis of court cases presented in the report, it is shown that victims of human trafficking, when identified, escape from their traffickers on their own and, in fact, are “self-rescued”.

It should be noted that there are more cases of victims who escape and report to the authorities on their own initiative (41 percent) than cases in which the victims were located by the authorities (28 percent), while rescues by community members and civil society (11 percent).

And the figures for Mexico simply do not exist. This is due to the fact that by chance the officials of the Ministry of the Interior, who was in charge of giving the figures for Mexico in this report, simply did not arrive under the pretext of traffic from Mexico City, a strategy that is used in this Fourth Transformation. not to reveal that the crime of Human Trafficking in the country had a potential increase.

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