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VICE journeys through Mexico to report on Mexican drug cartels, guns, drugs, murder, booze, Mormons, and the Romneys.

Photo: ssoosay

THE OLD ADAGE “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” wasn’t lost on Alex LeBaron. The 31-year-old Chihuahua State Representative is from a region literally forced to traffic illegal weapons in order to protect themselves against narcos.

For those interested in an on-the-ground, graphic, gonzo look at the “War on Drugs” and how narco-violence has completely defined the modern cultural narrative in northern Mexico, VICE’s web-series above is worth clearing out the next 40 minutes of your time.

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About The Author

David Miller

David Miller is Senior Editor of Matador (winner of 2010 and 2011 Lowell Thomas awards for travel journalism) and Director of Curricula at MatadorU. Follow him @dahveed_miller.

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