Day of the dead

Report from The Guardian on the out of control narco violence in Mexico.

Over the past two years almost 7,000 people have been slaughtered in a staggeringly brutal turf war between Mexico’s police and the country’s ruthless drug cartels. As the executions spiral out of control, Ed Vulliamy reports from the frontline of one of the world’s most lawless areas.

It’s so insane there that hit men often don’t know who they’re killing for or why. And police can easily be working for the drug cartels.