In April, Maria Rivera stood in Mexico City's main square and read "Los Muertos," a poem that for one of the first times in public dared name those killed in the country's government and drug cartel violence war.
Sal is a detective in the homicide division of South Los Angeles, one of the most infamous urban areas in the United States, where about 40% of the homicide activity in the city takes place -- despite the numbers being at a record low.
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