Daily World News Digest 22 November 2019

Argentina: new light on 1976-83 disappearances

The Nation newspaper from the United States reports on the release of 47,000 pages of classified US documents that shed light on the “infrastructure of repression” in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, Argentina’s role in Operation Condor and “most important, the fate of hundreds of desaparecidos who were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered”.

Egypt: “systematic” enforced disappearances

Amnesty International reports that authorities in Egypt are “systematically using arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances to silence any dissent and create an atmosphere of fear”. It says the Shehab Center for Human Rights recently reported more than 6,421 cases of enforced disappearance in Egypt during the period from 2013 to 2018. https://bit.ly/33b3pjW

Mexico: exhumations at mass grave in Coahuila

Noticieros Televisa from Mexico reports on the exhumation of 47 sets of human remains being carried out by a team of 45 forensic experts at a mass grave in Saltillo in the northern state of Coahuila, Newcast Relevisa reports. The work for the identification is going to take place over the upcoming three weeks (translated from Spanish). https://bit.ly/2KIKhnd

Migrants missing off Puerto Rico

The US Coast Guard has repatriated 13 migrants to the Dominican Republic and ended a two-day search for three others who are still missing off Puerto Rico, according to the Florida news portal, Space Coast Daily. https://bit.ly/2qEMr0n


Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.