WASHINGTON DC – Ceci Flores’ job is not a role she enjoys doing. He went on to say that it was something he would not wish on anyone. But even then, his work gained recognition abroad where he had to keep traveling to preserve his life: Mexico.
“We are interested in finding our lost people. We fight for them, and that’s how Sonora’s Mother Search was born,” he recalled in an interview with Univision Washington DC, about the source in the group in 2019 where women took picks and shovels, and in their hands they searched. for them, because the authority, he said, does not exist.
Ceci Flores, Mexican leader of the Searching Mothers of Sonora, was recognized by DC
“We were born from apathy, insensitivity, bureaucracy and impunity,” said Ceci Flores, in an interview precisely in the District of Columbia, where she went to a group of women in the last week of September to receive an acknowledgment of their work.
Ceci, along with about 70 other women, was nominated as a leader of peace and security in the world.
“The American consul chose me to share the experience we are looking for as mothers, why we should, with a lot of love and our tools, go to the mountains,” said the woman who claimed to have found her. more than 2,500 people are alive, but their work has also given a name and rest to the bodies of about 2,000 more.
Ceci Flores: work amid threats
But after pausing to receive recognition, the fight continues. Ceci Flores remembers that she was protected under the federal protection mechanism, because she was often the subject of death threats.
In addition to this mechanism, as he told us, he cannot stay in Sonora (north of Mexico, an entity bordering southern Arizona), but must act to avoid becoming an easy target for those who threaten him.
Ceci Flores was able to reunite on May 10 with one of her three missing children; Keep looking for two more. His work began in 2015, he recalls, taking advantage of a group that already existed. However, aid is not enough.
So four years later he already has many women by his side who saw his broadcasts on social networks, who experienced the same pain and who did not hesitate to join him out of love for the lost.
“I continued to look for Marcos and Alex. Maybe a mother will find them, and maybe I can help another mother find her children and bring relief to her pain,” concluded Ceci.