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Narcocorrido: how Mexican culture expresses the importance of drug trafficking in the country

El Chapo had contacts
With Colombian narcos
And dealt drugs
From South America
To the North of the continent
Where there was a market

Huge imports
Detected the heroin
That came from Thailand
Ready to be distributed
In the countries in Europe
and Latin America

(Free translation of the composition by Mario Quintero Lara)

This excerpt is part of a “narcocorrido”, a style that works as a musical tribute to drug barons.

It is a mixture of the Mexican musical genre “corrido”, created in the 18th century, with lyrics that tell stories of drug dealers, sometimes with details that even . . .

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