More than 20,000 missing in Mexico in past 6 years
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A civic organization has released a database it says contains official information on more than 20,000 people who have disappeared in Mexico over the past six years.
Propuesta Civica, or Civic Proposal, released the database allegedly collected by the federal Attorney General's Office on its website on Thursday.
The document lists 20,851 people who went missing during the administration of former President Felipe Calderon, who launched a crackdown against drug traffickers.
A spokesman with federal prosecutors, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not allowed to talk to the press, says the Attorney General's Office has no knowledge of the document.
The missing include police officers, bricklayers, housewives, lawyers, students, businessmen and more than 1,000 children under the age of 11.