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So far from god

Photoserie ‘So far from God, too close to America’ über den mexikanischen Drogenkrieg von Jérôme Sessini.

The war declared to drug lords by Mexican president Felipe Calderon two years ago, caused an unprecedented outburst of violence in the whole country. Under pressure for their lucrative routes, the traffickers are fighting both among themselves, and against Mexican Federal forces. Nationwide, the number of killings attributed to organized crime doubled in 2008 to more than 6,000, and no city has been harder hit than Ciudad Juarez.

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