Carolina Miranda

Members of a band record a narcocorrido in downtown Culiacan, Mexico.

Mexico’s ‘narco state’ gets a cultural boost from new, more gory pop ballads


Narcocorrido ballads about outlaw drug traffickers have been a staple of Mexican pop music for decades. But now, the songs are getting more violent and seem to reflect the growing influence of drug cartels over the Mexican state.

Juan Luis Garcia, a photographer and graphic designer, shows off the camera piñata he used to shoot promotional posters for the 20th San Diego Latino Film Festival in 2013.

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