Residents of Allende release lanterns for the Day of the Dead in the old cemetery in Allende, Mexico, near the Texas border. Allende was the site of a deadly massacre in 2011 orchestrated by the Zetas drug cartel. Story and pictures are in the July issue of National Geographic.
A rare glimpse into life in the federal prison in Piedras Negras, Mexico, which is notorious for the brazen escape of 129 prisoners in 2012 orchestrated by the Zetas Drug cartel. It is believed that this prison was also one place where bodies were incinerated after the massacre in nearby Allende in 2011. The full investigation and photos are in the July issue of National Geographic. @natgeo
A scene from the Cabalgata de Morelos, Mexico, a three-day horseback ride that includes rodeos, music and camping under the stars. This agricultural region along the Texas border was the setting for a largely unacknowledged massacre in 2011 by the Zetas drug cartel. Victims' families are still waiting for answers for what happened to their loved ones.
Story and pictures in the July issue of National Geographic @natgeo
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Sections of existing walls and fencing start and stop somewhat arbitrarily along the Mexican border. A mileage quota was set by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and construction began, leaving many gaps large and small to appease landowners and allow for proper water flow and irrigation along the Rio Grande. For @bloombergbusinessweek.
Undocumented farmworkers pick and bundle spinach south of the border wall, north of the river. Most of the land flanking the Rio Grande is fertile farmland. The wall splits fields in two. On the days when crews need to harvest on a field south of the wall, they meet on the north side and caravan in vehicles over the wall. The irony is not lost on them. For @bloombergbusinessweek.
The border wall doesn't function how you might think. By design, the wall has frequent gaps to allow necessary movement. Texas, 2017. For @bloombergbusinessweek
The St. Charles streetcar rumbles by. For this weekend's @nytmag.
Gary, 12, with the VIP Social Aid and Pleasure Club. For @nytmag.