Saturday, January 16, 2016

“Leftover crime scene tape on the corner of a street in...

"Leftover crime scene tape on the corner of a street in #Temixco, Mexico, not far from the house where Gisela Mota was assassinated. Gisela, 33, was sworn into office as the city's first female mayor on New Year's Day. She was still in her pajamas the following day when the men approached her parents' breezeblock house. In front of her terrified family, the men beat her and shot her several times, killing her. Gisela's murder illuminates some worrying ways in which the conflict we know as the Mexican drug war is evolving beyond the drug trade. Cartels now fight for political power itself. This #nytweekender, we're sharing images by @adrianazehbrauskas, a photographer based in Mexico City who documented memorials to Gisela Mota. Visit the link in our profile to see the story, which appears in this weekend's #nytopinion section." By nytimes on Instagram.

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