How the Power of Art is Being Used to Fight Crime in Mexico

Art can be a very powerful thing. Just ask the residents of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico.

Palmitas is a small neighborhood with a big crime problem.

Pachuca’s government has attempted to decrease violent crime in several ways.

Enter bad-ass street artists, Germen Crew.

First, they painted the neighborhood white.

This is what it looked like when they were done.

One word.

Now, Palmitas is home to the largest mural of its kind in Mexico.

The neighborhood’s new paint job is already being recognized around the world.

Want to see more? Here’s a video of German Crew working on the Palmitas mural.

Credit: Yoan Beltrán / YouTube

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