Central American mothers look for missing children

Posted - Nov. 30, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.



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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Fifty Central American mothers have gathered in Guatemala to begin their trek through Mexico to look for their missing sons and daughters who disappeared there on their way to the United States.

The mothers from Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will cross into Mexico on Sunday, and travel as far north as the state of San Luis Potosi.

Caravan organizer Elisabel Hernandez said Saturday that this year the mothers won't make it all the way to Mexico's northern border states because authorities say they can't guarantee their safety.

This is the seventh year the group has made the trek hoping to find their loved ones or at least bring attention to the plight of migrants who have disappeared in Mexico.

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