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Photo Submission by Javier Arcenillas on Oct 24, 2012 - 15:10

Javier Arcenillas


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Javier Arcenillas

Photographer's Bio

Humanist. Psychologist at the Complutense University of Madrid. Freelance photographer, member of GeaPhotowords. He develops humanitarian essays where the main characters are integrated in societies that borders and sets upon any reason or human rights in a world that becomes increasingly more and more indifferent.
Since the end of 2010 he’s been working on www.fotoevidence.com/sicarios-latin-american-assassins-0. A violence and death story in Latin America.

About the Photo

One of the most popular and respected professions in Latin America is that of the Sicarios.

Although revenues are variable (for killing someone can be charged from 15 € up to tens of thousands), the killings in Guatemala, Salvador and Mexico is recruiting many young people, including minors, who are seduced by the ease of earn money to offer respect and fear. In their training, young people begin killing dogs and pets to loose all your nerves.

In the professional hit men indoctrinated in school most destitute areas, have to kill a person with the condition that the situation involves risk. The satire in the sicarios is shown in another of his evidence. Once a goal killed the murderer has to attend the funeral of the victim to make sure no one looked committing the crime. Satisfied that the subject becomes a professional assassin.

In the Picture, The 31 year old Karina Marlene was gunned down with 6 shots from a taxi in zone 10 of Guatemala city.