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Boys girls and adolescents are not only disappearing

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at a forum in Mexico City on the rights of children. “Boys, girls and adolescents are not only disappearing, the government has made them invisible,” wrote Javier Risco in the newspaper El Financiero. “They’re put in a sack of tragedies and they add to the statistics of the missing. Breathe deeply, Mexico is hell.” According to Reforma, 75% of the child disappearances occurred during the first five-and-a- half years of outgoing president Enrique Peña Nieto’s six-year administration. Peña Nieto leaves office on 30 November, after a term that has seen a disastrous escalation in violence. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to pursue a different approach on crime, including an amnesty for those in low-level jobs in the illegal drugs business – such as young people often used as cartel lookouts. But López Obrador’s proposals still remain short on detail, and he has promised to keep soldiers in the streets for the time being – despite rising allegations of human rights abuses by the military. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing
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