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The Many Songs Celebrating Drug Lord El Chapo's Escape

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

Mexico's popular narcocorridos, or drug ballads, recount the stories of the mythic figures of the criminal underworld, and few individuals have g...

Shocking Allegations Against Jenni Rivera

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a tragic plane crash last month, may have had ties to drug cartels, according to reports in the Mexi...

Narcocorrido Singers Seek To Escape The Violence Their Songs Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.09.2012 | Latino Voices

Even the musicians behind Mexico's infamous narcocorridos have become nervous about the country's violence. In his new book “May They Bury Me Wit...

What Has Happened to the Mexican Corrido?

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 07.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I think that we need a thorough understanding of the source of the narcocorrido rather than simply blaming the genre for propagating violence.

Singer Kidnapped And Tortured For Refusing To Sing Song

Posted 04.10.2012 | Latino Voices

Violence against Mexican musicians from narcocorridos bands keep escalating. A singer with the norteña band "Los Ciclones del Arroyo" was kidnapped a...

Mexican Ruling Party proposes banning drug ballads

AP | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A new proposal from Mexico's ruling party could send musicians to prison for performing songs that glorify drug trafficking. The ...