Previous gallery London’s dark river and its secrets
Next gallery Protest as Confederate statue removed in New Orleans
MagazineMay 11, 2017
Poppy plant are used to make opium and heroin and the Mexican army is fighting a surge in violence for control of poppy country against gangs that have engulfed the state of Guerrero in a war to control poppy fields.
A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS