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Latest update : 2013-08-08

'Narco Corridos' musicians glorify drug traffickers

Being a Mexican drug trafficker is not only about working in the drug trade and spreading death, it is also a lifestyle, with luxurious cars and beautiful women – a style that fascinates some people and even inspires musicians. “Narco corridos” are songs that glorify drug traffickers or the criminal activities related to drug trafficking. But the state of Chihuahua has decided to try to block concerts where narco corridos are sung.

By Laurence CUVILLIER , Matthieu COMIN

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