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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”

On Her 110th Birthday, San Francisco Will Be Celebrating The Artist's Life And Work In A Big Way

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On Her 110th Birthday, San Francisco Will Be Celebrating The Artist’s Life And Work In A Big Way

Fiestas Fridas San Francisco, a project by Cine + Mas San Francisco, is holding their 5th Annual celebration of Frida Kahlo’s life and art as it relates to the city of San Francisco. Proceeds from the event benefit “a LaTEENo Youth Filmmakers project,” according to their Facebook page.

The festival offers art exhibits and events centered around Frida Kahlo and fan art.


“Everyday past the age of 18 was a gift from the universe for Frida. She rose to meet the present with a brush in one hand and life in the other,” reads the festival’s description on Facebook. “We celebrate her legacy by word, spirit and action as she is the mother of all who choose to ‘Carry on and Create!'”

During this celebration, people channel their inner Kahlo with colorful makeup – without forgetting Kahlo’s signature brow.


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And based on photos of their events in the past, there is no shortage of women wearing beautiful floral crowns…

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Cleaver hashtag.

And stunning outfits.

The festival is taking place around San Francisco from July 6th to July 9th and July 15th and 16th.

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What will you be wearing?

READ: An Artist In Brazil Measured Frida Kahlo’s Face And Duplicated It Into A Clay Figurine The Size Of Your Thumb

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