Working The Night Shift For Mexico City’s Bloody Crime Tabloids


#TIA – Blood and guts on the night shift for Mexico City’s tabloids.

“A white sheet glimmers under a fluorescent street lamp. David Alvarado tiptoes around police tape to get another angle.

Click. Click.

A crumpled figure is hidden under the sheet. A corner soaks up blood. Just a wrinkled, petite, brown hand hints at the identity of the deceased.

Staring into the face of death is pretty humdrum for Alvarado after three decades reporting in Mexico City.

“I’ve seen everything over the years,” he says. “The crime has to be really serious to surprise me.””

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