“Hasta encontrarlos”: enforced disappearances by security forces in Veracruz constitute crimes against humanity

The present report, which focuses on the commission of enforced disappearances in Veracruz, is yet another link in the chain proving the commission of crimes against humanity in Mexico. As will be described below, during the mandate of Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz between 1 December 2010 and 12 October 2016, who is currently detained in Mexico serving a nine-year prison sentence for criminal association and money laundering5 and who has been served an arrest warrant for the crime of enforced disappearance,6 Veracruz experienced an alarming number of enforced disappearances and other serious human rights violations.