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Mexican Cartels Violently Beat and Kill Female Mayor

nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:15 AM
"The criminals will turn to other means if drugs cease to be a lucrative venture. They are thugs" Undoubtedly they will, but as Prohibition demonstrated, it is the illegality of the product that increases the profit to the gangs. Take away a major source of profit and you get a reduction in criminality. Human trafficking doesn't generate billions in revenue per year.

As our focus continues to be on the violence in the Middle East, it is also important to pay attention to what is going on just south of our own border in Mexico. The war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is still raging with the war's latest victim being female Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who was beaten, burned, tortured and dumped for dead on the side of the road. Before being killed, Gorrostieta had been attacked twice by cartels for daring to challenge them. The third attack they waged on her, was her last.