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Photojournalism and the narco-related deaths in Mexico

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The Atlantic has a photo-journalism article up about about the 50,000+ drug-related deaths in the last 6 years.

As always, The Atlantic's pictures are mesmerizing.

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Thank you both for posting the links.

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Great articles, but it also shows examples of those getting written off as drug was casualties. For example, the pictures of women on the buildings in the one shot. Why would anyone living in reality think narcos are killing these women? In many areas, paqrticularily poor areas, women are raped and killed with little or no effort from the police. Juarez comes to mind. Women there were being killed long before the narcos escalated. It happens a lot of places.

A lot of the people killed walking, in cars, etc. If it were narcos they would be disfiguring them to make a point. When everything gets listed as narco crime it's almost a free pass for other "bad guys".

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There's a whole industry in Mexico that goes under the name "La Nota Roja". It features nothing but gruesome photographs of the recently killed. Since there is no investigative journalism left in Mexico (concerning the drug war), this is what the country is left with.

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