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Gisela Mota Assassinated One Day After Taking Office: Who Is Killing Mexico’s Mayors?

January 12, 2016
Gisela Mota Assassinated One Day After Taking Office: Who Is Killing Mexico’s Mayors?

Mexico Institute Director, Duncan Wood discusses the assassination of newly-elected Mayor Gisela Mota and the larger pattern of violence against elected officials. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Editor’s Note: This interview was recorded prior to the arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.


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