And You Thought Canadian Musicians Had it Rough

Country music stars in Mexico are being killed at an alarming rate – 13 in the past year and a half, 3 already in December – in a trend that has gone hand in hand with the surge in violence between drug gangs here.

None of the cases have been solved. And all have borne the signs of Mexican underworld executions, sending a chill through the ranks of other “grupero” musicians, who sing to a country beat about love, violence and drugs in modern Mexico.

The full story in the IHT.

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