This week in Mexico another mass grave was located containing sixty-four bodies. They are just the latest in the mounting toll of dead in Mexico's drug wars. So far, tens of thousands of people have been killed in the violence between rival drug cartels. The violence has taken popular tourist destinations like Acapulco and turned them into battlegrounds.
Mexico this year opened a Memorial to the Victims of Violence that is simply amazing. Architectural Digest reports:
The Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico, which opened in Mexico City earlier this year, is a powerful study in storytelling. Designed by Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos, the project doesn’t communicate a specific narrative but instead invites ongoing dialogue, with 70 Cor-Ten-steel slabs (many of them upwards of 40 feet tall) onto which visitors can scribble or carve their own thoughts and tributes. The monumental tableau punctuates, at regular intervals, nearly four acres of Chapultepec Forest, on a site previously controlled by Mexico’s Ministry of Defense. Reminiscent of Richard Serra sculptures, the rugged walls provide a striking setting for remembrance and reflection