melodramatic video linking community-based police forces to narcos... not sited, not overly reliable, but what it communicates nonetheless is that no one is in control, the state has failed (in these communities), and that the status quo persists - the unsaid truth of all narco-videos.
These videos operate in a space between news, performance/action-art, propaganda, and terrorism. They create an epistemological uncertainty (among other things) that ensures the continuity of the drug trade and its partnership with once-legitimate authority. This country is re-making itself in the image of the mutilated body through this new form of cultural production that takes the artistic discourse of the last century or so to it's logical conclusion. We're all fucked here. More of this to come: