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The Life and Death of a Mexican Hitman

Researching how Mexico can uproot the scourge of organised crime, our Senior Analyst Falko Ernst befriends a doomed hitman on the run from his past.

  • Falko Ernst
  • ICG

Talking to the sicario in the Michoacán underworld, he learns much about the deadly challenges the new government faces.

Aua 3cIt’s 7pm on a Sunday, and night is falling in this Michoacán town.

The heat of the day is past, and there’s a pleasant breeze.

The first visitors to the park have left for dinner, but many hang around.

Around the park’s outer edges, teenagers stroll in two circular…

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