By Fox News Latino | 01/29/2013 - 12:36
If you’ve heard the song "La Cucaracha," you’ve heard a corrido before. Corridos are traditional Mexican folk ballads often played by ‘banda’ groups outfitted with tubas, trumpets, accordions and guitars.
These days, a new blend of this type of music is being popularized by many norteño groups who sing about and glamorize drug traffickers in Mexico’s bloody drug war. This new genre – known as the ‘Movimiento Alterado’ (or Altered Movement) – is now called narco corridos.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/10/2011 - 11:00
After suspected cocaine smugglers from Peru raided a jungle area in western Brazil, a lost Indian tribe that claimed the area as its home vanished according to Brazilian officials. Indian affairs experts in the largest South American country believe that the tribe might have run away in fear after the suspected smugglers raided a Brazilian guard post that was protecting them. Almost 50 pounds of cocaine were found in the area by police officials and, according to a statement, a man who had been deported for drug trafficking this past March was arrested.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2011 - 15:00
In a story so fantastical, it has to be true (because we seriously can not make this stuff up) Pancho Villa's great nephew Gen. Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo has become the top cop in the coastal Quintana Roo state of Mexico.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 15:45
UPDATE: After being hailed as “the bravest woman in Mexico” for becoming a 20-year-old female police chief in a town where drug cartels had beheaded her predecessor, Marisol Valles Garcia of drug-embattled Pradexis Guerrero apparently crossed the border and is seeking asylum in the United States for herself and her infant son. Local officials fired her on Monday for not returning to work.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 17:45
A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested and charged with murder while trying to cross the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities are claiming the young teen, named Edgar Jimenez, aka "El Ponchis," has been working as a hitman for the Pacifico Sur drug cartel based out of Cuernavaca, Mexico.
He reportedly worked alongside his 16-year-old sister, who dumped the headless bodies after her brother had finished his job. Jimenez, who was paid three thousand dollars per murder, told authorities that he had decapitated numerous rivals for the cartel.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/22/2010 - 14:00
Mexico's bloody drug wars have come to this: The new police chief in Pradexis Guadalupe Guerrero, Mexico, in the border state of Chihuahua, is Marisol Valles Garcia, a petite 20-year-old college student who stepped up when no one else would. Here’s what you need to know about this brave chica:
Who She Is: Born and grew up in Ciudad Juarez, which has the highest murder rate in Mexico, so she’s no stranger to violence. She is a fighter: a single mom to a toddler boy and a college student studying criminology.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2010 - 10:40
Marisol Valles Garcia is one brave Latina. The 20-year-old criminology student and mother was hired just this week as the newest police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico—a farming town located just miles away from the border in a region that has been riddled by cartel violence and drug trafficking.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/19/2010 - 16:00
The Jonas Brothers recently canceled the Monterrey, Mexico stop of their Look Me in the Eyes tour due to a string of drug related violence in the area.
"Due to the recent series of unfortunate events in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, the Jonas Brothers, in consultation with Live Nation, have decided to cancel their upcoming concert date scheduled for October 21st at Estadio Universitario," read a statement from the band's reps.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/29/2010 - 08:00
Although many are criticizing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's recent assertion on local TV station KTVK that most immigrants trying to cross the border into Arizona are "drug mules," it's not the first time the Governor has made this argument. During a debate between the Arizona's four Republican candidates for governor earlier this month, Brewer made the same claims. This past weekend, when asked by a local reporter to clarify her argument, she said, "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules.