Inside the Gold-Plated World of Instagram’s Narcoculture

In the last nine years, 60,000 to 80,000 Mexicans have died in cartel-related violence. Thousands more have disappeared. Cartels have brutally beheaded politicians and journalists, sometimes publicly displaying the heads as warnings to others.
You'd think if you were affiliated with the cartels, you wouldn't post about it on Instagram.
My latest: a look at the community of people who post to ‪#‎narcos‬ and‪#‎narcostyle‬, and how it reflects the normalization of Mexico's brutal, ongoing crisis.

Read the full story in Kernel magazine.