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Lucia Marcario Perez holds a photo of her husband Mateo Jose Luis Gutierrez Chicoj during a vigil in Tapachula, Mexico, on December 16, 2013. The Maya K'iche'-speaking Guatemalan woman was part of a group of Central Americans who came to Mexico in search of family members who disappeared there, many while on their way north to the United States. The group, mostly mothers looking for their children, spent 17 days touring 14 Mexican states in search of their loved ones.<br />
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The woman says her husband left their home in Chichicastenango in 2011, and the last she heard from him was when he called three weeks later from the Mexico-U.S. border to say he was about to cross the desert.