Articles about Drug Trafficking

The Ballad of Narcomexico
Journal of Folklore Research (2012) Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 249-274

In the first years of the new millennium, Mexico experienced a wave of violence associated with the trafficking of illegal substances, and the deep-seated Mexican ballad tradition called the corrido has served as a chronicle of these events, facilitating a ...

"Soy como tantos otros muchos mexicanos", o de las características que comparten los protagonistas de los corridos de narcotráfico y de migración
TRANS (2011)

Migrant and drug trafficking Mexican ballads coexist in concerts and people's taste, partially because people recognize a national reality that is well known to them. In this article, we focus on some shared features of the main characters of these ...

"Soy como tantos otros muchos mexicanos" ["I Am Like So Many Other Mexicans"]; or, On the Shared Characteristics of the Protagonists of Drug-Trafficking and Migration Corridos
TRANS (2011)

Mexican ballads about migrants and drug trafficking coexist on the stage and in the hearts of their listeners, who recognize a national reality, one they know well. This article analyzes the shared characteristics (e.g., social hierarchy, economic and political marginalization, ...