Cecilio Pineda: shady ties between local officials and drug traffickers

Cecilio Pineda died for his work.

On March 2nd, 2017, Mexican journalist Cecilio Pineda was murdered. Two hours before his death, he posted a video on Facebook condemning a gang leader’s dubious friendships with local officials. What did the video reveal exactly?

That local corruption is the ultimate weapon of Mexican drug cartels. It allows them to act in total impunity and terrorize the inhabitants until they are forced to flee their homes.

 

Editing: Alexandre Lagarde
Graphic design: Mathieu Faure – Be My Prod, JWT Paris
Music: Benjamin Roy, Gérard Cohen

 

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