When drugs were legalized in Mexico, Lola la Chata (“Snub-Nose Lola”) was furious. She’d been pushing in Mexico City since, well, forever, but “narcotics” sales on the part of the government, at market rates, messed up the whole racket. Two days after they opened the heroin dispensaries, the junkies stopping buying from her. There was little she could do, except […]
Four-hand piece by Mauricio Palos and Iván Ruiz on Mexico. From multiple photographic angles and a gripping essay, these authors narrate the social and human complexities of a country besieged by the narco.
More and more often when I go out partying in Mexico City, I notice that my friends somehow feel guilty for indulging in a joint or doing a line. When they do it […]