The Missing Americans Project

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When a U.S. citizen disappears in a foreign country, the family quickly finds that they're on their own. We've been there and want to help.

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Looking for Americans Lost in Foreign Countries

Families of Americans who disappear in foreign countries should not have to invent the wheel. Unfortunately, this is what too often happens: people in deep distress have to learn how to run an international search and rescue operation, raise funds, cultivate relationships with nongovernmental organizations, and work with the media -- all within hours of learning their loved one is missing. The absence of clear standard operating procedures within and among U.S. embassies and a lack of State Department support leads to an unconscionable waste of time when time is of the essence.

The Missing Americans Project is intended to:

* Build awareness of the problems of Americans missing in foreign countries;
* Increase the accountability and transparency of U.S. State Department processes where missing Americans are concerned.
* Lobby for legal and policy changes where necessary.
* Develop a global rapid-response network that is not subject to the same bureaucratic wrangling as the U.S. State Department is.
* Advocate for the interests of the families of missing Americans.

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Missing American Yoga Instructor Found Dead in Mexico

Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago. Carlos Mandujano, the civil defense coordinator for Morelos state, said a search team found the lifeless body of Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, 25. He was found in one of the narrow gorges or ravines that crisscross the rugged mountains in the colonial town of Tepoztlan, not…

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Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on January 4, 2015 at 9:20pm

Teen Host of Honduran TV Show Missing

The teenage host of a show on the Honduran Catholic television channel Suyapa TV is missing, executives said today. Yoselyn Paola Paz disappeared on Friday, the director of one of the station's news shows, Carlos Ramos, said.

"As of now, we are dealing with a disappearance, we cannot talk about a kidnapping because there has not been any contact from anyone," Ramos told Tegucigalpa's HRN radio. The 18-year-old Paz…

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Posted by Jeff Dunsavage on January 4, 2015 at 4:11pm

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