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Published on Nov 27, 2012
"Courageous Mexican mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta cheated death twice when she survived assassination attempts by druglords — but three times was too much.
Gorrostieta, dubbed a "heroine of the 21st century" for her refusal to be cowed by the ruthless cartels that rule much of Mexico, was kidnapped in broad daylight this month after leaving her home in the town of Morelia.
She was driving her daughter to school when thugs in another vehicle blocked her white van. They pulled her out and began kicking and beating her in front of passers-by.
The 36-year-old mother begged the men to spare her girl and appeared to get into the thugs' vehicle voluntarily, witnesses said."*
Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) discuss Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta and her bravery in opposing drug cartels before she was dragged away to be murdered by them. Is there a way to stop these killings and the cartels? Is the war on drugs to blame for Gorrostieta's death?