(VitalNews.org) – This week’s videotaped kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico drew a deluge of publicity and was quickly resolved. But, three ladies who went to Mexico haven’t been seen or heard from in almost two weeks, and their disappearance has received no attention.
U.S. police said on Friday that two sisters from Texas and their friend had gone missing after crossing the border into Mexico a month ago to sell some clothes at a flea market.
On Friday, the FBI stated it was investigating two sisters and their companion from Peitas, a tiny border community in Texas near McAllen, who had vanished. Their disappearance is being looked into by Mexican authorities, according to Roel Bermea, chief of police in Peitas.
U.S. and Mexican authorities have been searching for Maritza Trinidad Perez Riosher, her sister Marina Perez Rios, and their friend Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz. They are 47, 48, and 53, respectively.
Compared to the government and media’s hysteria over the kidnapping of four Americans on a cosmetic surgery vacation in Mexico, this incident couldn’t be more different.
According to Bermea, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the three ladies entered Mexico on Friday, February 24. Pietas is located a short distance from the Rio Grande. The head of police also said that one of the women’s husbands had phone contact with her while she was in Mexico but became worried when he couldn’t reach her again.
Bermea said the ladies were driving a 1990s Chevrolet Silverado (green), to a flea market in the city of Montemorelos, in the state of Nuevo Leon. Around three hours of driving time separate you from the border. According to their statements, the state prosecutor’s office has investigated the ladies’ disappearance since Monday.
This week, squads of Mexican Army and National Guard personnel participated in the massive hunt for the four abducted Americans. But only their desperate family members are actively searching for the 112,000 Mexicans who have gone missing throughout the country. Officials are so understaffed, underequipped, and undertrained that they cannot even identify the thousands of deaths discovered.
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