President Andrés Manuel López Obrador questioned whether the Guanajuato Prosecutor continues in office due to the violence in the entity, after the murder of the search mother, Teresa Magueyal, which he regretted but attributed to the “inheritance” of the governments From the past. He also reported that a person was detained as an alleged suspect
“It is very sad that a mother who is looking for her son is murdered. It hurts a lot,” he declared this Thursday during his morning press conference at the National Palace.
Magueyal, a mother in search, as thousands of women who move around the country to find their children are known in Mexico disappeared, he died in the same town, San Miguel Octopan, where his son disappeared on April 6, 2020, in the center of the country.
AMLO also attacked the state prosecutor, Carlos Zamarripa, and stated that if it were a private company, he would have already been fired.
“You have to review how the authorities are acting there. It is not possible that with so much violence, with so many homicides, the same prosecutor continues,” he added. with the use of force and without addressing the causes.
“Turning your back on the people, turning your back on young people, allowing the disintegration of families, loss of values, customs, traditions, all of this that emerged there in Guanajuato and also in other parts, but the most latent is this decomposition in Guanajuato”, he reiterated.
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“ Very unfortunate, very unfortunate this decomposition that is taking place in Guanajuato with violence,” he said.
He pointed out that due to the facts there is already a detainee, but he did not give more details, although he predicted that possibly this Friday he could provide more information about the case.
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Magueyal’s murder made her the first activist of her kind to lose her life this year. In 2022, according to figures from the Mexican Government, 5 mothers searching for disappeared persons were assassinated.
According to records from various organizations, in the state of Guanajuato there are more than 3,500 disappeared persons. Mexico is experiencing a historic crisis with more than 100,000 people missing since there was a record.
(With information from EFE)