Culiacán is the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and the seat of power of the Sinaloa cartel. The city's Riodoce newsweekly is one of the only periodicals in Mexico that seriously investigates drug violence

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Culiacán is the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and the seat of power of the Sinaloa cartel. The city's Riodoce newsweekly is one of the only periodicals in Mexico that seriously investigates drug violence

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Mexico's Dangerous News

Culiacán is the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and the seat of power of the Sinaloa cartel. The city's Riodoce newsweekly is one of the only periodicals in Mexico that seriously investigates drug violence

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A bus drives by a house in Culiacán pocked with bullet holes

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Two memorials for drug-war dead in a middle-class neighborhood in Culiacán

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From right, Ismael Bojórquez, Javier Valdez, and Alejandro Sicairos meet for a weekly review in the Riodoce newspaper's conference room/office

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Back issues of Riodoce in a storage closet at the office

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Ismael Bojórquez, editor of Riodoce: "We never write off a subject entirely. It's a question of finding the line"

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Columnist Javier Valdez with back issues of Riodoce at the newsweekly's offices

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The shrine for Jesús Malverde, the patron saint of drug traffickers

Local residents visit the shrine for Malverde, who started trafficking alcohol in prohibition times and has become a "saint" for those involved in the drug trade

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The shrine's interior

The shrine for Malverde

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Narco tombs line the cemetery in Culiacán. The tombs are like houses containing satellite dishes and air conditioning, and are nicer than most middle-class homes

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Empty graves in the foreground anticipate new arrivals

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Residents walk across a busy street in downtown Culiacán

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