Mexico children increasingly recruited, abducted, killed

October 21, 2014 1:50 AM

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MEXICO CITY: The number of Mexican children abducted, recruited by organised crime, mutilated and murdered has surged alarmingly, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said on Monday (Oct 20). The grim report from the OAS-affiliated rights body comes as Mexican authorities are scrambling amid a massive scandal over 43 college students missing and feared dead.

The group's investigator Rosa Maria Ortiz visited the country earlier this month and "received information indicating that there has been an alarming increase in the figures of (missing) children who have not been found. "The (Mexican government), meanwhile, has not given data," she stressed.

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