‘There is not even for gasoline’, search engines for missing persons in Michoacán without pay since June

Morelia, Michoacán.- The Commission for the Search of Disappeared in Michoacán has been operating since June with all its field employees without pay, the workers made this known in an interview for Debate.

Around 250 thousand pesos, is the debt that the Government of Michoacán has pending with 15 workers of the Search Commission in the state, of which, three called volunteers, have not been paid since January.

According to information provided by the search enginesThey have even had to pay operating expenses for the daily search for missing persons.

“The Commission does not have the gasoline to carry out the immediate and generalized searches. From our own pocket, on several occasions, we have had to give for gasoline “, they shared.

In addition, they assured that most of the employees are foreigners, so it is not even enough for the rent. However, it is the humanistic sense that has prevented them from stopping their work.

“The humanistic sense means that the searches are not abandoned, out of empathy with the families who have missing relatives, because if we stop, who will carry out those searches?” They lamented.

According to information provided by the authorities, the official number of missing persons in Michoacan Between 2020 and 2021, it is 1,756, shared on August 30 on the International Day of Forced Disappearances, Patricia López from people search groups in Michoacán.

It should be noted that Marco Antonio Hernández Zaragoza, resigned his position as head of the Commission for the Search for Missing Persons in Michoacán since May 22, leaving the unit adrift.

In addition to this, the governor-elect Alfredo Ramirez declared that the administration of the current governor, Silvano Aureoles, will leave a debt only in salaries and benefits for approximately 13 billion pesos, after the Ministry of Finance practically declared bankruptcy.

Trusted employees of the three levels of government are pending payment; workers and teachers of high school and high school levels, which will also affect the Michoacana University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), among other state agencies.

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Therefore, surely the next administration that will enter on October 1 will assume part of the costs, and also the public debt that amounts to about 22 billion pesos, shared Ramírez Bedolla.


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