Mexico kidnapping: Victim’s mom reveals what daughter told her about killings

CNN's Don Lemon speaks to the mother of LaTavia Washington McGee, one of the surviving Americans who were kidnapped in Mexico. McGee was one of four Americans who were kidnapped at gunpoint in a Mexican border city. Two have returned to the US and are being treated at a hospital, while the remains of the two Americans who were killed are expected to be repatriated back to the US soon. #CNN #News


  1. I feel badly for these people & what they went thru. But if travel advisories are ignored & aren’t followed then it’s harder to protect Americans from bad elements! Average Mexicans live in this fear on a daily basis!

    1. @culcune funny how that was never mentioned! Thank you for pointing it out. American news is very biased!!

    2. No we don´t, I´m a mexican living in Mexico and have never witnessed a crime, NEVER, I live in Merida, The safest city in Latin America, yes it is in Mexico.

  2. Damn. Tough interview. Didn’t need to drag it out so long, though, Don. You knew you were just making a grieving family look bad and you just kept digging, even though you kept coming up empty.

    1. It reminded me of when reporters try interviewing people outside their mostly destroyed homes after a major hurricane and they ask questions like, “What’s your biggest concern right now? Did you ever think you’d have to start over like this?” It’s sickening.

    1. ​@Treshawna Thomas it was the Lebarons… They were like Amish or something… Anyhow it was all the females (married to brothers from the same family) and her kids.

    2. ​@Paul Leverton its called accountability, if you don’t want to be attacked by a lion don’t walk in the cage. Same thing with certain parts of Mexico

    3. Two of my daughters visited Mexico years ago and knowing what I know about Mexico, I wanted to tell them not to go but I didn’t want to seem biased. Young people have an unadulterated perspective about certain things due primarily to naivete. Mexico is a dangerous place. Two things you should concern yourself with in Mexico…..crime and carbon monoxide poisoning in cheap hotels.

  3. Sad story, but should have left the kids out of interview, IJS… Terrible interview 🤷🏽‍♀️ I’m out!!

    1. People got beef with the cartels. And yall puttin they kids on t.v. an showin there faces.tha media is wrong for tht sad….

    2. Don continuing to press the daughter for a comment almost made me throw up. I am way more sensitive since I am father, but I don’t understand how he can still have a high viz job after all those

  4. my heart goes out to this mom..can only imagine what she felt when she saw the video…sending love and prayers to you all

  5. It’s to early I would have never discussed anything until my daughter recovered fully

  6. Putting people on display for your news clips is appalling torture to the families STOP ABUSING VICTIMS

    1. they are trying to let the world hear their stories ! most people go through things and no one in the world has a clue but thank god for people that want the victims to share their story

  7. This interview shouldn’t have happened, these people are in grief. Give em time to heal before trying to exploit them

  8. This is horrible. May those who lost their lives RIP and may rhe survivors get the emotional support they need.

  9. why not interview the mom separately? those kids did not need to be embarrassed.

  10. I’m Mexican and don’t go to Mexico lol my mom does every year but she’s literally from there I haven’t gone in 15 years ever since people started getting kidnapped and killed for no reason or being at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    1. I was warned about the dangers decades ago from my Mexican friends. It’s truly heartbreaking whe you can’t visit family due to the violence 💔 😢

  11. I’m so sorry for the family and their loss. I am praying for their healing, sending love to the family. It is a terrible hardship for all of them. God bless you 🙏 ❤️

  12. Condolences to those that passed. For those that survived, I’m praying for you. This shouldn’t have happened. Please seek emotional support, to help you process and heal. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  13. I’m sorry for what happened. But showing your whole family’s face after a loved one had an encounter with a cartel is a BAD IDEA 😳

    1. My deepest condolences to everyone involved,” You are 100% correct & for years they have been warning us to stop traveling to Mexico. It is not a safe country anymore. the president & government are involved with the cartels the cartels are the law,

    2. I agree Nicole! I also send condolences to the deceased’s families, but showing the family’s faces online means identifying them to the cartels! They could be next!

  14. Goodness these children and this mother have been through it. The daughter said, “Thank you for helping find my momma.” Thankfully their mother is still alive. Sympathy to the 2 friends who lost their lives. Get well soon to the friend who was shot 3 times in the leg.

  15. The family should of hired a lawyer speak for them. If they couldn’t afford one, there is always someone in the family who is very educated that can speak on the family behalf. Im extremely upset that they went directly to a grieving family.

  16. As a Mexican makes me very angry that our government is not doing enough, we suffered as well as citizens with all this violence. Corruption is been going on of the two sides of the border for a long time. My condolence to the families of the victims.

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