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Story Publication logo March 20, 2009

Mexico: Dangerous Music


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In the last several years, at least one dozen Mexican norteño musicians have been murdered in a wave...

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A Borderland Pictures production
A film by Jordan deBree and Clayton Worfolk
Produced in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Begins airing Friday, March 20, 2009

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More than 6,000 people died in Mexico's drug-related violence last year. One of the highest death tolls was in the city of Culiacán, the birthplace of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels. It's also home to the "narco-corrido," a style of music celebrating smugglers and bandits. But in the midst of an escalating drug war, even the music you play can be a fatal choice.

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