Traveling near Nogales, Arizona, Louie Palu meets migrants and deportees, including two women who have walked for six days in the desert before they were arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Along the border fences that stretch between Tijuana and Tecate, U.S. Border Patrol agents use small openings to monitor the Mexican side. Heroin addiciton is prevalent along the Tijuana River.
Traveling to Tijuana, Louie Palu speaks to deportees who have become heroin addicts and to rehab center staff members who operate needle exchange programs.
For many in Ciudad Juarez and along the U.S.-Mexico border addiction, organized crime, gang-led violence, and corruption spawned by drug cartels have become a part of daily life.
Through his camera lens, award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu tells the story of Mexico’s drug wars. A special interactive presentation from The Globe and Mail.
Key to figuring out what goes on in Ciudad Juarez is understanding the roles played by the local police and the Federales—and most importantly the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Visiting Monterrey, Mexico, on election day, Louie Palu gets a behind-the-scenes look at the aftermath of drug-related violence.
Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu is interviewed by Manual Oreste of Animal Politico.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents conduct vehicle searches, monitor video surveillance, and check for invasive species of insects at ports of entry in Laredo, Texas.
U.S. customs officers in Laredo, Texas, have found harmful insects in flower shipments and drugs hidden in frozen squid. As one officer says, their job is to catch “drugs, thugs and bugs.”
The Spanish language publication Animal Politico features the La Frontera project by Louie Palu.
This audio slideshow explores security, trade, immigration, drug trafficking and organized crime along the U.S.- Mexico border.