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Culiacan, Sinaloa.Mexico.July 4, 2008..The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan, it's souvenir shops sell items with emblems commemorating the outlaw culture: marijuana leaf belts, machine guns, embroideries of airplanes, like those used for smuggling. And, there's even a patron saint of drug smuggling--the legendary bandito Jesus Malverde-who has his own Chapel and whose image is seen dangling from the chain necklaces of many young Culiacan men...From January 1 to mid-July 2008 there have been 535 drug related killings in Sinolao, many of them were police officers..

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Culiacan - Mexican Drug War

Culiacan, Sinaloa.Mexico.July 4, 2008..The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan, it's souvenir shops sell items with emblems commemorating the outlaw culture: marijuana leaf belts, machine guns, embroideries of airplanes, like those used for smuggling. And, there's even a patron saint of drug smuggling--the legendary bandito Jesus Malverde-who has his own Chapel and whose image is seen dangling from the chain necklaces of many young Culiacan men...From January 1 to mid-July 2008 there...
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Filename: culiacan_037.jpg
From gallery: Drug Wars Mexico 2008
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
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Date 4 Jul 2008
Location: Culiacan Sinaloa Mexcio
Credit: Anthony Suau
Copyright: Anthony Suau 2008
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  • shops
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  • marijuana leaf belts
  • machine guns
  • embroideries of airplanes
  • smuggling
  • jewelry

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