Two French nationals, on vacation in southeastern Mexico, are missing, the French Embassy in Mexico said on Wednesday, confirming information from the local press.
The services of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs are mobilized, “just like the Consulate General of France in Mexico City, in close contact with the family”, specified the embassy.
“They have been missing since September 12 in Chiapas,” the Reforma newspaper reported over the weekend, identifying the two missing as a couple who were in “a spiritual center” in San Cristobal de las Casas, one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico.
More than 106,000 people missing or missing
The woman's sister "asked for help in a group (on the Internet) of tourism in Chiapas to find her trace", assures the newspaper.
“Urgent, we (them) are desperately looking for (…) We have not heard from them for a month.
They're in Chiapas, probably around San Cristobal de las Casas.
Any detail can help us,” the newspaper added, quoting its message.
More than 106,000 people have gone missing or are missing in Mexico since 1964, according to the National Missing Persons Registry.
Most of these disappearances have been recorded since 2006, the date of the launch of a military anti-drug operation which claimed 340,000 lives, and most have been attributed to criminal organisations.