Bertha Moreno Garcia washes dishes outside of her house in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, February 6, 2016. Moreno Garcia's son Jose Manuel Cruz Moreno was last seen January 2, 2009 from a small community on the outskirts of Iguala. He was 22 years old. Jose Manuel left the house, telling his mother he was going to buy new shoes and then go to a party celebrating the anniversary of a Colonia. His younger brother saw him drunk that night, that was the last time he was seen. ÒIt is very heavy for me,Ó said Bertha. ÒWe went to search, we went to the hospital, we went to the jail, the Colonia he we

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Bertha Moreno Garcia washes dishes outside of her house in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, February 6, 2016. Moreno Garcia's son Jose Manuel Cruz Moreno was last seen January 2, 2009 from a small community on the outskirts of Iguala. He was 22 years old. Jose Manuel left the house, telling his mother he was going to buy new shoes and then go to a party celebrating the anniversary of a Colonia. His younger brother saw him drunk that night, that was the last time he was seen. ÒIt is very heavy for me,Ó said Bertha. ÒWe went to search, we went to the hospital, we went to the jail, the Colonia he we
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Bertha Moreno Garcia washes dishes outside of her house in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, February 6, 2016. Moreno Garcia's son Jose Manuel Cruz Moreno was last seen January 2, 2009 from a small community on the outskirts of Iguala. He was 22 years old. Jose Manuel left the house, telling his mother he was going to buy new shoes and then go to a party celebrating the anniversary of a Colonia. His younger brother saw him drunk that night, that was the last time he was seen. ÒIt is very heavy for me,Ó said Bertha. ÒWe went to search, we went to the hospital, we went to the jail, the Colonia he went missing from, the mountains and nothing.Ó ÒI think and I say that the municipality police had something to do with it. They did everything,Ó said Moreno Garcia, pointing out that there had been a checkpoint in every entry to each community. They are guilty for all this.Ó ÒI will not leave until I find my son, whenever that happens, I will not rest until I find him.,Ó said Moreno Garcia. ÒIt is like a c‡ncer that itÕs finishing me from the inside. Moreno Garcia describes working with the search group ÒIt is very sad to see how we bring this people out of the graves. I have been there and I entered in the graves to dig. To feel the littles bones and see them, as we see all the injustice. Because these people had to dig their own grave, and then they throw huge rocks on them, so no one will find them. Huge rocks. ItÕs very sad to see how they throw them, how they throw rocks on them, they are all broken, all nude. ItÕs very sad, very sad for us, to see how these persons really suffered.
Location: Mexico