Though I noted the subject had been touched on, I felt like there was more to add in regards to the Mexican ballads referencing the drug trade, known as “narcocorridos”. There are all types of ‘corridos’, ranging from those honoring war heroes to immigration advocacy, but I will focus specifically
The story of Raquel Santos de Oliveira (pictured above) is extremely uncommon—it is not often we hear about female’s being cocaine kingpins. Raquel took the position following the death of her significant other and the original kingpin, Ednaldo “Naldo” de Souza, in a bloody shoot out with police in 1988.
The Corridos are popular narrative songs and poetry form from Mexico. These songs are often about oppression, history, daily life of someone who is or was involved in the Mexican Cartel. However, this type of music is illegal in Mexico due to the explicit content on the lyrics of these