Mexico missing: ‘If I find a body, I recover a piece of my son’ – BBC News

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There are now almost 100,000 people missing in Mexico, according to figures released by the National Search Commission.

The majority have disappeared amid the drug war violence of the past decade and a half, with most being killed by drug cartels and dumped in unmarked graves.

Family members across the country have taken on the task of searching for their missing loved ones themselves.

BBC Correspondent Will Grant joined one group searching the inhospitable desert of the northern state of Sonora.

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In This Story: Mexico

Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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