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A Stark Reminder of Mexico’s Disappearances Crisis

After Mexico City police officers detained 17-year-old Marco Antonio Sánchez on January 23, his family couldn’t get information about his whereabouts for several days. Many Mexicans immediately assumed the worst—that authorities had “disappeared” him. As far-fetched as that may sound in a region where most people think of enforced disappearances as a practice of past dictatorships, it’s actually a reasonable assumption in Mexico today. Police detained Marco Antonio near a city bus stop where he was taking pictures of graffiti, a friend who was with him said. The officers accused Marco Antonio of…

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