Getting Ximena home

Photo: Pere López.

Agreed: Barcelona court ordered return of girl.

The Spanish government has held meetings this week to bring ‘kidnapped’ girl Ximena home from Mexico.


As reported in last week’s Euro Weekly News, Ximena was taken by her maternal aunt shortly after her mother died from leukaemia. This was more than four years ago.

Ximena’s Almerian father has been campaigning tirelessly ever since to get his young daughter home again, despite a court ruling initially in the aunt’s favour.

But now the national supreme court of Mexico and the provincial court in Barcelona have agreed, with him, issuing a return order from Mexico.

In the last few days, the Spanish government has intensified its efforts to bring Ximena home, by liaising closely with the Mexican authorities. Ximena is just seven years old.




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