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Culiacan, Mexico<br />
June 11, 2007<br />
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The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan, 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. 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.

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Mexican Drug War
Culiacan, Mexico
June 11, 2007

The drug business is so ingrained in Culiacan, 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. 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.

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From gallery: Mexican Drug Wars 2007
Photographer: ARCHIVE ANTHONY SUAU
Source: Anthony Suau
Date 11 Jun 2007
Location: Culiacan Mexico
Credit: Anthony Suau © 2007
Copyright: Anthony Suau © 2007
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