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Central American Mothers Search For Children For Seventh Year

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Relatives of 12 people kidnapped in a bar in May protest on August 23, 2013 in front of the Mexican Attorney General offices in Mexico City. At least five bodies unearthed from a mass grave near Mexico City were identified August 23, 2013 as part of a group of 12 youths kidnapped from a downtown bar in May. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) | RONALDO SCHEMIDT via Getty Images

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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