As evening falls on southern Mexico, Sarah (not her real name) is shopping at a fruit market a block from her house. It is Friday, and her father, an investigator for the State Judicial Police, is home relaxing on his night off. Wearing blue jeans and an unbuttoned shirt, he is sweeping his front porch, waiting for his daughter to... More >>>
Battles among cartels, their rivals and soldiers had led to almost 9,000 deaths by April 2009. Graves at San Rafael cemetery in Ciudad Juarez were dug out in anticipation of further deaths that year.