K-Paz and the Drug Gangs

Musicians have gotten themselves murdered before in Mexico for involvement in some way or another in the drug trade. Journalists too, for more obvious reasons. Only Iraq is a more dangerous country to report from than Mexico. Unfortunately. But in the last few weeks there’s been a new twist to some of the narco murders. The cartels have for a long time now been posting videos onto YouTube, showing them torturing and killing rivals, usually with a funky theme tune. Most cartels have favourite musicians and bands – who doesn’t? It has gotten dangerous to be a cartels favourite these days though. It seems that the three latest murders of musicians may have simply been because they were liked by a rival gang. The biggest star to be killed has been Sergio Gomez of K-Paz de la Sierra, who was kidnapped after a concert, tortured and then strangled to death. Not a terribly nice way to go…

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