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Crossing the Line: Chronicling Mexico's Drug War

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence west of Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, Texas, near the state of New Mexico. Image by © Louie Palu/ZUMA. United States, 2012. (From The Globe and Mail)

Through his camera lens, award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu tells the story of Mexico’s drug wars. For nearly a year, he criss-crossed more than 3,000 kilometres of US.-Mexico border to capture powerful images of violence and despair and document the U.S. effort to keep smugglers and migrants out. His travels took him deep within cartel country in Culiacán, Sinaloa, through multiple border towns and to Washington D.C.

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