Emboldened Relatives Search for Mexico's Missing

December 3, 2014 1:22 PM

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On an arid hillside high above this now infamous city, Margarita Isidoro tirelessly wields a machete in search of her son.

The petite 57-year-old wearing black and pink sneakers, and a purse slung across her shoulders, moves with single-minded focus. She hacks at tangles of a thorny shrub and crawls into crevasses in the uneven terrain, driving her blade again and again into the soil. She kneels, claws at the dirt and t...

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