War on Drugs

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Families of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students prepare to lead march in Mexico City Saturday. (Photo: @syndicalisms/Twitter)
A large crowd took to the streets of Mexico City Saturday demanding end to corruption and impunity of the ruling elite.
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The parents of 43 Ayotzinapa students who will have been missing for one year...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Faced with a growing nationwide opioid addiction, health and consumer advocates...


After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."