The missing masses of Mexico

The missing masses of Mexico

Mexico has had a copious amount of trouble with gangs and drug cartels, which news channels and TV shows have covered for years.

There are two main drug cartels today—the Sinaloa cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

So naturally, many smaller and splinter groups also owe their allegiances to these two behemoths.

In 2007, the government launched a war on drugs.

Though government data on the missing persons go back to 1964, its records state that most of these disappearances have occurred since 2007.

Sadly, the war on drugs has largely been unsuccessful.

The extent of the drug trade and its consequences are also challenging to estimate.

However, the pain of the ordinary person is far easier to see.

As Jean-Paul Sartre said, “When the rich fight the rich, it is the poor who die.”

Over 100,000 people have disappeared without a trace, their families unsure even of whether or not to grieve.