From October 24 to November 6, the State Search Commission of Jalisco issued 8 alerts for missing teenagers in Puerto Vallarta.
The most recent cases are Vidal Sánchez Paz, 15, and Macedonio Rafael Segundo Paz, 13.
This is added to those of Adrián Alejandro González Meza, 16, Alexis Benjamín Contreras Albarrán, 15, and Christian Josué Maravilla. Albarrán, 16.
They were seen for the last time on October 24, according to the search files released on the Commission’s networks.
The Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that for these five cases there is a report filed by family members.
They are joined by Mirna Sarai Carrillo León, 17 years old; She was last seen on October 31 in the hotel zone of the port, according to the report released on November 2.
Víctor Pérez Carmona was seen for the last time on October 22 at the Central de Autobuses and Luis Rodolfo Hernández Flores on September 21, according to a file published on November 4.
Although two other minors were also reported missing in Vallarta, they were located.
Vallarta is a sex trafficking paradise
Mexico is the main supplier to the United States of girls and boys who are victims of human trafficking and is considered to be the producer of 60% of child pornography in the world, says the Freedom Foundation, directed by Fernando Landeros.
According to the organization, which was created a few months ago and presented its report yesterday, the country is also facing the disappearance of minors destined for all kinds of sexual exploitation. Every hour almost three Mexican girls and boys disappear in the country.
“A large part of them are destined for child sex trafficking and will be raped an average of 15 times a day,” he highlights.
“Trafficking is subjecting a person as merchandise to earn money by exploiting them or forcing them to commit actions, without their consent. Or using them as merchandise for sale in parts [trafficking includes illegal trafficking in human organs and fluids],” he notes.
It adds that during the pandemic, with the growth of conditions of vulnerability and economic instability, the conditions for traffickers and slavers to take advantage of the situation and subject a greater number of victims also increased.
In 2020, the production of child pornography increased by 117% in Mexico.
Landeros says that three years ago he saw a tape titled Sounds of freedom, which addresses the issue of sexual abuse and child trafficking, “which I did not know existed and even less that it was such a serious problem.”.
The association he heads will devote efforts to preventing these crimes and provide legal advice and rehabilitation: “We are going to carry out important, global, robust campaigns, with sensitive media, to make these issues visible. We are going to carry out awareness campaigns with mothers and fathers of families to prevent these illicit acts (…).
“In addition, we are going to push to improve the laws, to increase penalties and we will work on the issue of rehabilitation, to try to build that puzzle that was broken,” he explains. The Director of Fundación Teletón assures that, in just a few months, local authorities and Freedom have rescued 26 minors from the clutches of child trafficking in Cancún, Quintana Roo, where this foundation has its headquarters.
He says that Cancún, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Tlaxcala have become sexual paradises, where girls and boys are victims of trafficking: “We cannot be indifferent to this problem, much less remain idly by.”
Subscribe here for as low as .08 cents per day to access more content, and browse the site with fewer ads, all while supporting independent local news.
Trending news on PVDN
- Gentrification of Puerto Vallarta: Causes, Consequences, and Advantages Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – Puerto Vallarta has been experiencing an increase in prices for rents, food, and other necessities, which could be a symptom of gentrification. For many foreigners and expats in Puerto Vallarta, these increases may seem small and still much cheaper than their home country, but it may be resulting in Mexican locals…
- Majahuitas cove in Puerto Vallarta, one of the most peaceful places in Mexico Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – Majahuitas is a small, secluded cove located on the southern coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is surrounded by lush jungle and pristine beaches that make it a paradise for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In this essay, we will explore the history, culture,…
- Viva Aerobús doubles its flights to Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – In response to the tourist demand of Jalisco, Viva Aerobús will double its local flight operations from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta. Originally seven weekly flights were operated, but as of March, there are already 16. The increase in frequency also coincides with the highway project that has been under construction for over…
- New Bronze Sculpture for Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon will bring humor with a margarita-drinking donkey Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – Puerto Vallarta has recently acquired a new urban monument in the form of a bronze sculpture titled “Salud”. The sculpture, which features a happy donkey sitting on a specially designed chair drinking a margarita, was donated by the artist Jim Demetro and will be installed along the Malecon on Olas Altas…
- Federal Government stops construction on eight more real estate developments in Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta (PVDN) – The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has closed eight more construction projects in Puerto Vallarta for not submitting environmental impact authorization from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).