On July 14, relatives of Dylan Esaú, a small Tzotzil indigenous boy who disappeared in the market “Mercado Popular del Sur” (Merposur) in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, led a march to demand that the authorities speed up the investigation and find the whereabouts of the minor. “I demand that the Attorney General and the Indigenous Prosecutor, act to find my two-year-old son Dylan, who disappeared on June 30 of this year. The Indigenous Prosecutor has not given a statement on how the case is going, my son has been missing for a long time, 15 days, I ask that the authorities listen to me”, said Juanita Pérez Pérez, mother of the minor.
The demonstration went from the Plaza de la Paz in the city center to the Los Altos Palace of Justice, where the Prosecutor of Indigenous Justice is located. Relatives and acquaintances were received by the authority. During the march, the banners read “We don’t want excuses, we want solutions” and images of Dylan were shown with the phone number 01800 2202011 to receive any information that may help to find him.
It should be remembered that the security cameras outside the market showed the moment in which a minor took Dylan on June 30. For this reason, both Mexico and Guatemala have been alerted to the disappearance of Dylan, as well as the minor who accompanied her. “We are trying to identify the girl, but an order is required, we are checking and it delays us in the search, I do not have a private lawyer, I only trust the prosecution, since I do not have money to pay for one,” said Juanita Pérez.
For more information in Spanish:
Dylan, niño indígena de 2 años cumple 13 días desaparecido; podría estar en Guatemala (Chiapas Paralelo, 12 de julio 2020)
Niño indígena desaparecido provoca marcha en mercado público de Chiapas (El Heraldo de México, 14 de julio 2020)
Tras 15 días, familaires encabezan marchas para exigir la aparición de Dylan (Chiapas Paralelo, 14 de julio 2020)
Marchan para exigir la localización de Dylan (Diario de Chiapas, 15 de julio 2020)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
National: More than 73 thousand disappeared people in Mexico, reports SEGOB (July 17, 2020)