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The deadly truth about Mexico's drug lords

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Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto at the presidential palace in Mexico City on 5 April 2018.
Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto at the presidential palace in Mexico City on 5 April 2018. Présidence mexicaine/Reuters

This week, we’ve explored the various aspects of the drug trade culture in Mexico. We’ve seen that once you take folklore out of the equation, what’s left is a population at the hands of criminal organizations.Civilians pay the price of drug cartels’ actions and feuds against each other.This has gotten increasingly visible in Mexico, where various mass killings have been reported in the last few weeks. Alix Hardy is our correspondent in Mexico, and the reporter who has produced this series of broadcasts.She spoke to RFI's Ollia Horton for an update on a very volatile situation and on what has been going on in the county of late.Click the 'play' button above to listen to the audio report, or subscribe to our podcast by searching 'RFI international report.

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