RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On August 30th, the International Day of the Disappeared, from Mexico to Argentina, relatives and human rights organizations remembered the people on the subcontinent who have disappeared after imprisonment. According to the United Nations, forcible disappearance "has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but also affects their communities and society as a whole."
Rafael Barrantes of the International Red Cross for Mexico and Central America points out that the high number of . . .