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