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Los Tigres Del Norte Given Nasty Fine For Doing This In Chihuahua Mexico

Los Tigres del Norte was just slapped with a $25,000 fine for playing a narcocorrido in Chihuahua, Mexico.


Narcocorridos, which are songs that glorify the violence and lifestyle of the cartels, have been banned from public performances in the state of Chihuahua since 2011, The BBC reports. In Chihuahua, violent crime associated with drug dealing has recently been on the rise.

Chihuahua is home to Ciudad Juarez, which was known as “Murder City,” thanks to heavy cartel violence between 2008 and 2012.


Chihuahua Mayor María Eugenia Campos said that the city would not “allow this kind of veneration” drugs and cartels. The Los Angeles Times reports that Chihuahuan officials declared that narcocorridos were, “acts against public security.”

The song in question, “Contrabando y Traición,” is one of Los Tigres del Norte’s earliest tracks, BBC reports.

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The narcocorrido is about the relationship between a drug dealer and a waitress, which goes bad, ending in the murder of the drug dealer at the hands of the waitress.

But Los Tigres del Norte is no stranger to narcocorrido related fines.


The critically acclaimed band, which formed in the 1960s, has not shied away from social and political issues, which has gotten them in trouble before.

In 2012, Los Tigres del Norte performed their song “La Reina del Sur,” which got them banned from performing in Chihuahua.

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The song “La Reina del Sur,” El Mundo reported, glorifies the criminal life of fictional female drug dealer Teresa Mendoza. For publicly performing the song, Tigres del Norte was fined 20,000 pesos ($1,585) and banned from performing in the state of Chihuahua. Deputy Director of Chihuahua’s Municipal Government, Javier Torres Cardona, told BBC that Tigres del Norte was banned because “this group did not comply with the rules not to play songs which praise criminal activity.”


(H/T BBC)

READ: This Is The Real-Life Narco Queen Who Inspired “La Reina Del Sur”

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Chihuahua ‘Sweet Pea’ Is Reunited With Her Owner After Being Lost For 5 Years

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Chihuahua ‘Sweet Pea’ Is Reunited With Her Owner After Being Lost For 5 Years

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Miracles do, indeed, happen. Just in time for the holidays, a Chihuahua who was reunited with her owner went viral because of the time it took for her to find her way back home: five years, specifically.

The Chihuahua, whose name is Sweet Pea, was discovered by the Humane Society on Tuesday afternoon in Covina–almost 30 miles away from her owner.

Sweet Pea went missing in Compton, California in 2015 and her owner, Ursula Lopez had long giver up hope of ever finding her. But a few days ago, Lopez received a call from the Inland Valley Humane Society that they had found Sweet Pea wandering around in Covina–almost 30 miles away.

The long-awaited reunion was captured on video by a local news station.

In the video, an animal handler brings out Sweet Pea as Lopez waits patiently on a nearby bench. Lopez appears to be emotional as Sweet Pea is brought closer to her. After the handler places Sweet Pea in Lopez’s arms, the reunion is complete.

When asked what it means to her to have Sweet Pea back, Lopez said: “It means the world to me.”

Sweet Pea was a little worse for the wear, looking a bit grey around her face, her nails long and haggard. But soon, the pup was packed into Lopez’s car, looking cozy and comfortable on a doggie bed.

Lopez’s parting words about Sweet Pea were truly heartwarming: “She’s ready to go home.” We bet she is.

The Inland Valley Humane Society was able to located Ursula Lopez because Sweet Pea had been microchipped.

Microchipping is a procedure in which a small radio-frequency transponder that is the size of a grain of rice is injected under the loose skin of your pet’s shoulder blades. Rescuers can locate a pet’s owner if the unique ID associated with the chip is registered in a national pet-recovery database.

Every year, roughly 10 million pets become lost from their owner. But if a pet is microchipped, they are approximately 50% more likely to be reunited with their owner.

We’re glad that Lopez has her doggie to snuggle up with during the holidays. We hope she holds on to her tight.

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nurse dies from covid after filming a Heartbreaking Video For His Family

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nurse dies from covid after filming a Heartbreaking Video For His Family

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A coronavirus vaccine may be on it’s way, but COVID-19 is still tearing apart families and devastating communities. At this point, the emotional toll the pandemic has wreaked upon people is up there with the physical toll of the virus. Recently, a particularly tragic story out of Mexico made national headlines.

28-year-old nurse Sergio Humberto Padilla Hernandez was in the hospital, placed on a ventilator because of COVID-19. According to his friends and family, he had only 90% of his lung function.

Knowing first-hand the unpredictable nature of COVID-19, Padilla Hernandez recorded a video for his friends and family and posted it to Facebook.

Padilla Hernandez’s sister, Dolores, had already died from complications due to COVID-19 in August, so the young nurse wanted to be prepared in case the worst should happen.

“The moment of truth has arrived,” Padilla Hernandez said to the camera. “I will recover, God willing. We will move forward I will see you again, friends, family. I know you will be praying for me and my health, for my well-being. Whatever happens, you will always be looking out for my best interests, always. I love you and you are in my heart.”

Hours after filming the video, Padilla Hernandez passed away. He left behind his wife, Denise, and young son, Sergio III. His family is devastated.

Padilla Hernandez was eulogized on a GoFundMe page set up by his family.

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“First and foremost, Sergio was a loving father to his son, Sergio III and a loving husband,” says the GoFundMe page. “Sergio lived life to the fullest. He was a devout Catholic and had a passion for helping others. Sergio was a dedicated nurse at the Municipal Hospital in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico.”

The post went on to describe how Padilla Hernandez “worked tirelessly” to help others during the pandemic, which had “hit his home state of Chihuahua particularly hard.”

The GoFundMe page goes on to describe the “unimaginable hardships” Padilla Hernandez’s family is facing in the wake of his death.

“Unfortunately, his family has received very little assistance financially,” wrote Padilla Hernandez’s cousins. “Having lost their second child in the past 4 months to covid -19, our aunt and uncle are currently facing unimaginable hardships….They have put the family car up for sale and have sold nearly every possession of value leading up to Sergio’s passing.”

According to the GoFundMe page, Padilla Hernandez’s family is being crippled by lingering hospital bills from two family members having been hospitalized, funeral expenses, and general living expenses.

Padilla Hernandez’s passing is especially tragic because it illustrates how random and ruthless coronavirus is.

Despite the virus primarily being deadly to people with pre-existing conditions, once in a while, stories like this one circulate that throw our knowledge about COVID-19 into question.

This story is also tragic because, like many people who are gravely ill with COVID-19, Padilla Hernandez wasn’t able to say goodbye to his family in person. Due to the contagious nature of the virus, he was forced to say his final farewell through technology.

In the end, we hope that Padilla Hernandez’s family gets the closure and support they need from both their community and generous strangers around the world. Now is the time to come together and support one another.

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