Hospital provides healing, hope in drug war’s epicenter
"Everybody knows that [it's a] safe place for healing, for loving, for empowering people. Why would they be against that? We have been working there for 37 years with the community. We don't turn anybody away."
- Guadalupe Arizpe De La Vega
Several times a week, a 74-year-old grandmother drives into the murder capital of the world to help keep a sanctuary for its citizens alive.
Despite the violence, De La Vega's hospital and its staff -- which treats about 900 patients daily, regardless of their ability to pay -- have remained unharmed.