This Story offers a glimpse at the drug wars that raged across Mexico in 2008. Thousands died from Juarez to Chiapas in the bloodiest year of violence in the decades old war.  The essay takes a look at the other side of the coin to this story.  Instead of covering police actions and press conferences, bodies and bullet holes, it shows the view from the street in some of the most notorious barrios in Mexico and offers a peek at the culture of violence that has sprouted because of this on going travesty.

Brian L. Frank

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