HRW said that only limited progress was made into uncovering the fates of the hundreds of missing people, and while the office is now gone, "the need to address the legacy of past abuses remains." The Special Prosecutor's Office brought charges against numerous former officials, but never secured any convictions as judges threw out many charges on technical grounds or because the statute of limitations had expired. HRW praised many South American countries for advances in prosecuting similar past abuses, but faulted Mexico for its unwillingness to do the same. HRW has more.
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