Javier Valdez: internal war in the Sinaloa Cartel

Javier Valdez died for his work.

3 months before his assassination, Javier Valdez published a very sensitive interview of Damaso Lopez, alias “El Licenciado”. One of the most prominent drug lords in Mexico. He was murdered a few weeks later. Forbidden Stories sheds light on the story that drug traffickers didn’t want him to look into.

 

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

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