Fighting Crime in Mexico City

Fighting Crime in Mexico City Photographer Erik Meza rides with the Federal Police in the Mexican capital as they battle a seemingly endless wave of lawlessness

Rough Neighborhood
Settled by squatters who lost their homes in the 1985 earthquake, La Joya (jokingly known as "The Hole") is rife with gang activity. It is said that approximately 20% of the area residents cooperate with a gang led by a man known as "The Baby".

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