More than 25,000 people have gone missing in Mexico in the six years since President Felipe Calderon took office, unpublished government documents indicate.
Mexico's attorney general compiled a list of the tens of thousands of adults and children who have disappeared amid violence in the country's fight against drug mafias and crime gangs, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
The spreadsheet list includes names, dates of disappearance, ages, clothes they were wearing, jobs and some brief details.
"The father was arrested by men wearing uniforms and never seen again," one reads.
"His wife went to buy medicine and disappeared," says another.
Government bureaucrats, whose names were not reported, said they released the list because they are frustrated by what they said is a lack of transparency about the cases and a failure to investigate the disappearances, the Post reported.
"What does the government do? Nothing or almost nothing. Why? There is a paralysis," said Juan Lopez Villanueva of the group United Forces for Our Missing in Mexico. "The state has failed us."
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