Photojournalist Eros Hoagland documents the lawlessness and gruesome violence in parts of Mexico impacted by the drug war.
Last week the former mayor of a small town called Tiquicheo was found dead. Maria Santos Gorrostieta was kidnapped while driving her daughter to school. She had survived previous assassination attempts, including a 2009 shooting that killed her husband. "You see this extreme violence all over Mexico now," says Hoagland.
Of the time Hoagland spent in the Juarez Valley, he describes the fear as "palpable," and says the standoff between military soldiers and cartel members was "extremely tense."
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