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Posts Tagged: cartels

Can Legalizing Drugs be a Solution for the Violence in Mexico?

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Some Mexican politicians and public officials–in addition to a significant portion of the Mexican public–believe that it is “time to go back to a policy of peaceful co-existence with the cartels”. With the death toll perpetually on the rise (around 3,000 deaths in 2007 to almost 20,000 in 2010), people are starting to question whether […]

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“Narcocorrido’s”: Music About The Drug Cartels

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“In San Jose, Costa Rica, they took him prisoner, now the whole world knows how the ballad begins of Rafael Caro Quintero.” These are the some lyrics to an older narcocorrido, a genre of ballad sung about the infamous Mexican drug cartels that have been growing in popularity since the 1970’s, according to an article […]

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