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5 Country Songs That Profess Their Love Of Mexico

Country music has had a resurgence in popularity, and Latinos are becoming a larger share of the country music audience year by year. This appreciation goes both ways: Mexico has also had a special place in country music’s heart. Take a peek at some of the songs written about Mexico lindo y querido, some of which are at least three decades old. We don’t blame them, tbh. After all, what’s not to love about Mexico?!


“The Seashores of Old Mexico” by George Strait

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This country classic from the 1970s was originally written by Merle Haggard, but has been recorded by multiples, including a 2005 chart-topping version by George Strait. This saga tells the tale of a rugged outlaw who heads south of the border to start over in a seaside Mexican town of Manzanillo. There, our protagonist falls in love with a señorita from Sonora who has a penchant for “gringos.”


“That’s Why God Made Mexico” by Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw knows that la vida es más bella en Mexico. The two protagonists of this song are living separate loveless relationships, and they both decide to head to Mexico to live a slower, happier lifestyle in a border town where they can let their hair down. “That’s why God made Mexico, a place where we can lay low, maybe Monterey or Acapulco, anywhere the warm winds blow,” McGraw philosophizes.


“Beer in Mexico” by Kenny Chesney

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Kenny Chesney tries to solve a pre-mid-life crisis of feeling too old for YOLO antics and too young to be over the hill by sticking his toes in the sand and popping open a nice cold one. He chooses to live in the present by saying he is going to “have another beer in Mexico, [and] let the warm air melt these blues away.”


“Playboys of the Southwestern World” by Blake Shelton

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Leave it to prankster Blake Shelton to sing about two childhood best friends making plans to head down to Mexico to “chase señoritas, drink [themselves] silly, [and] show them Mexican girls a couple of real hillbillies.” The song takes them from their rambunctious teen years to their time in college, where they actually head to Mexico and get in trouble with the law.


 “Felt Good On My Lips” by Tim McGraw

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Now, this song doesn’t specifically mention Mexico per se, but it definitely covers cross-cultural love. The Latina in the song is our type of girl, who tips “the D.J. to play her favorite song, a Spanish little number that was a rockin’ on strong.” Wondering what song it was? We’re putting our money on a Selena classic like “Baila Esta Cumbia.”


READ: Country Music Gaining In Popularity Among Latino Millennials 

Are we missing any of your favorite country songs that sing lyrics about Mexico? Let us know in the comments below!

Mexicans Are Pissed That Other Kidnap Victims Don’t Get The Alan Pulido Treatment

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Mexicans Are Pissed That Other Kidnap Victims Don’t Get The Alan Pulido Treatment

Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido is no stranger to making headlines.

The 25-year-old first made news in 2014 when he entered a bitter dispute with Mexican club team Tigres of Monterrey. Pulido wanted to leave the team to play in Europe, but Tigres claimed they owned his rights and had a contract to prove it. Pulido said the contract was falsified, took off for Europe in search of a team and ended up in Greece, where he signed with Olympiacos.

Pulido made WORLDWIDE news after he was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Pulido, who was on vacation, was reportedly kidnapped after leaving a party with his girlfriend. The kidnappers let Pulido’s girlfriend go and then contacted his family asking for a ransom.

What happened next sounds almost too exciting to be true: A day later, Pulido fought a kidnapper, called the cops and returned to his family safe and sound.

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That’s right, according to Pulido, his escape went down like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster.

First, Pulido found himself a classic movie scenario: He was left alone with one goon. Pulido pounced on the lone kidnapper…

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Disarmed him…

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CREDIT: Rush Hour / New Line Cinema

Took his cell phone…

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CREDIT: Credit: Peteneems.com

And then called an emergency number to tip off authorities to his location.

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CREDIT: Credit: Peteneems.com

The only injury Pulido suffered was a cut to his hand while breaking a window.

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He didn’t jump out of the window, btw. While speaking to law enforcement officials, Pulido broke the window and stuck his head out to help describe the location where he was being held. He was eventually rescued by law enforcement officials and given a medical examination.

Happy ending, right? Not quite. Some are questioning the official story.

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CREDIT: Government of Tamaulipas

Journalist Alejandro Hope took to Twitter to express his skepticism.

“One of two things: Alan Pulido was the victim of the most inept kidnappers on the planet, or there’s something [authorities] don’t want to reveal.”

Hope, along with other journalists, found it curious that Pulido was kidnapped and rescued within 24 hours in a state known for its high rate of kidnapping. In 2015, there were 230 kidnappings in Tamaulipas. This year, there have been 41. Some have speculated that the kidnapping was staged to help the ruling political party fend off criticism about their lack of action in other kidnappings. On June 5th, an election for the next governor of Tamaulipas will take place.

This tweet summed up how frustrated some Mexicans are with the situation:

“If they could find the thousands of people who have disappeared as fast as they found Pulido, we’d have a different country.”

What did Pulido have to say? He thanked fans for their support and prayers:

READ: Will Mexican Fans Ever Stop The ‘P**o’ Chant At Soccer Games

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