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Culiacan, Sinaloa.Mexico.July 4, 2008..The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan that there is a patron saint of drug smuggling--the legendary bandito Jesus Malverde. His chapel is visited by tourists from all over Mexico. His image is seen dangling from the chain necklaces of many young Culiacan men. It's souvenir shops sell items with emblems commemorating the outlaw culture: marijuana leaf belts, machine gun buckles, embroideries of airplanes, like those used for smuggling.

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Culiacan - Mexican Drug War
Culiacan, Sinaloa.Mexico.July 4, 2008..The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan that there is a patron saint of drug smuggling--the legendary bandito Jesus Malverde. His chapel is visited by tourists from all over Mexico. His image is seen dangling from the chain necklaces of many young Culiacan men. It's souvenir shops sell items with emblems commemorating the outlaw culture: marijuana leaf belts, machine gun buckles, embroideries of airplanes, like those used for smuggling.

Filename: culiacan_018.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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