Baja California Governor, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda attended a missing person search operation with groups Madres Unidas and Fuertes y Unidos por Nuestros Desaparecidos. This took place in southern Mexicali, next to a spot at Colonia Robledo.
Here, the governor shared with members her empathy due to the pain that they are going through, especially with not knowing where their sons or daughters are. She reaffirmed her commitment to help them in their struggle, mobilizing state institutions as part of a collective effort.
It should be noted that it was the mothers of these families the ones who personally invited the state governor to participate in the operation which was coordinated by the Local Commission of Missing Persons, an agency of the State Secretariat of the Interior.
"Of course, I put myself in your shoes. We have to be sensitive because they are suffering, those mothers who are missing hugs from their children every night. I am here, consider me your ally so that we can continue strengthening search mechanisms", she said.
These concrete actions also involved the State Attorney General of Baja California (FGE), the Municipal Agency of Public Security, and the Municipal Transportation System of Mexicali (SIMUTRA), which laid out the guidelines to follow.
Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda said that she backed all mothers on their search to see their sons and daughters once more and that this is a priority for all governors of Mexico. This is because it is a just, fair, and legitimate demand that has motivated the state of Baja California to give them the attention they deserve.
Moreover, she explained the strengthening that the Search Commission has gone through by acquiring vehicular units 100% equipped for searches, as well as several different technological equipment such as radars and drones, and other necessary materials for daily searching work.
We need to listen to them and put ourselves in their shoes. This is an example of what we are doing, and this is the first time a governor has been on a search together with these groups.
Marina del Pilar has also recognized the willingness to coordinate by the State Attorney General of Baja California and its head Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez to make progress regarding the identification of human remains.
Lastly, the governor revealed that the State Secretariat of the Interior (SGG), led by Catalino Zavala Márquez, will soon make a call to select the head of the State Commission of Missing Persons, who will be responsible of coordinating with the search groups working in the state.
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