In his recent state of the union address, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said security was his government's top priority. But the first six months of the year have been Mexico's most violent in two decades, with some 12,000 homicides reported. Battles between drug cartels are worsening, and locals are increasingly getting caught in the crossfire. Our team reports on how ordinary people are taking up the role of policing and even becoming forensic citizens in a bid to solve murder cases.
A programme prepared by Jessica Sestili and Laura Burloux.
Journalist, Nexos magazine