(UnitedVoice.com) – Mexico has long been an incredibly dangerous country. Wars between the cartels and the government have led to hundreds of thousands of deaths. It’s also the most deadly country for journalists. Americans are also not safe in the popular vacation destination.
On May 16, SpyTalk released a report revealing almost 600 Americans are missing in Mexico. Families of the victims often complain the State Department is of little help. In 2016, one of the Americans who went missing was 32-year-old Frederick Henry Bell Mix IV (aka Beau). He was living in Puerto Morelos, a popular resort town. His mom, Christeen Mix, said she spoke to him on July 22 of that year, and he told her he would call her in a few days. The call never came.
Christeen Mix desperately tried calling him for weeks, but Beau never answered. She said she reported that her son was missing to the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, but neither the FBI nor the consular’s office were able to find him. Four months later, someone told her that her son was dead and helped her arrange for his remains to be sent home to Savannah, Georgia.
"After four agonizing months, Christeen told me, she learned that Beau was dead. She wouldn’t talk about who informed her of his death, how he died, or who arranged the return of Beau’s remains to Savannah for burial."#Mexico #Intelligence #OSINT https://t.co/XS9puW1adV
— Eddie (@GrayOperative) May 17, 2023
In 2017, 21-year-old Robert Torres went missing in Mexico. For years, Lisa Torres has tried to receive help from the US government. When four Americans were kidnapped in the country earlier this year, President Joe Biden’s administration sprang into action. Two of the four were rescued alive, but the others died. Lisa Torres took to Twitter and said she wants the federal government to help her find her son, too.
We understand because of the video of the americans being taken in mx is the reason for the actions taken from the US government. Families with Americans missing in MX want the US Government to put the same pressure on the Mexican government to find ours too!! https://t.co/0T0TT0Cbqh
— Lisa (@1maddmama007) March 30, 2023
In subsequent posts, she said she’d heard nothing back from the government.
I have been waiting for a response to my outcry….and NOTHING!!!
How sad and very upsetting!!!#americansmissinginmexico#theirlivesmatter#RobertJr
— Lisa (@1maddmama007) April 25, 2023
The State Department claims it always works hard to find Americans who go missing, but families seem unconvinced.
And while the number of Americans missing in the country is truly frightening, they are just a small fraction of the more than 112,000 Mexican nationals who have also vanished.
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