Authority is the object of either reproach -when it betrays or kills traffickers-or ridicule -when it does neither. Drug lords mock authority by considering it an enemy that poses no sort of real threat.. Although this aspect merits much deeper reflection, it is flagged at this point given its relationship with two recurring themes in narcocorridos : economic necessity as a reason for turning to a life of crime and crime as a way to acquire wealth and, with it, social prestige..
Having said that, we should not lose sight of the troubling aspects of the political imaginary embodied in narcocorridos , particularly in those written by younger narco corridistas who have come of age during the current wave of violence. Violence is seen as a manifestation of identity an old and recurring theme in narcocorridos and the violence unleashed by Calderon's War on Drugs is considered a collective problem that requires collective action.
This seems to indicate that the popular political imaginary may be politicizing the image of the drug trafficker just as the previous administration did in its discourse.
We have not yet reached the same point, but some key elements are present. This notorious and relentless politicization is starting to appear in the more violent narcocorridos. It would be prudent for the current government to refrain from identifying the criminal as an enemy; to refrain from politicizing the criminal. Let us hope that criminals do not end up taking the former President at his word; or worse still, that society at large comes to interpret the current violence in Mexico as a civil war, in which sides must be chosen..
If we lose sight of the risks represented by the conflation of the criminal and the enemy within the context of the War on Drugs whether in Mexico or elsewhere in Latin America, we run the risk of falling into the trap of either justifying the advent of an authoritarian of making a civil war out of a drug policy that should not be regarded as more than what it actually is: a policy choice..
The closest translation to a corrido is a ballad. A narcocorrido is a drug ballad. It is a type of Mexican music and song tradition that evolved out of folk music in the northern part of the country.
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The first narcocorridos focus on the drug and alcohol smugglers of the s, while the non-narco ones go back to the Mexican Revolution and before, telling stories of revolutionary fighters. Sometimes compared to gangster rap, lyrics often refer to specific events and include real dates and places of illegal criminal activities, in this case related to drug trafficking and everything that surrounds it..
I use narcocorridos as a point of entry into the popular imaginary on the war on drugs. I use narcocorridos because other discourses are unavailable to me, like those of speaking with the traffickers themselves, for example, or the discourse portrayed in film because there is too little or non-disseminated literature. The narcocorrido is hugely popular and highly publicized, as well as easily accessible.. Evidently, official discourse on drug trafficking did not originate with the Calderon administration, but was exacerbated during this period.
Consequently, Calderon's rhetoric offers a clear sample of the profile of the official discourse. Likewise, narcocorridos did not emerge with the Calderon administration, nor will the ones discussed here be only those within that timeframe. The causal relation between both discourses is not of interest here, but rather the compatibility between one and the other, and the risk that both coincide in politicizing the criminal.. Kahn, supra note 3, at 1. This piece stems from and relates to a previous work. See P. Kahn, supra note 3, at Jorge A.
We are not [enemies] some Mexicans vis-a-vis others, no matter how different our ideologies or our distinct ways of thinking are. The enemy advances when there is disagreement between those of us who have a duty to confront it. This was because the number of murders linked to drug trafficking and the deployment of federal forces exceeded 34, deaths according to official data. Mexico does not surrender and will not surrender.
Rather, it will advance, directly, to victory. We will not give up protecting the population and in the defense of our institutions. Elisa Speckman, Crimen y castigo. In the era of mass markets, the commercial success of these corridos went beyond their economic value: without it having been consciously proposed by their creators, this meant the beginning of the end of State monopoly in the symbolic production of the image portrayed of [drug] traffickers.
See Farid S. I owe the idea of the epic aspect as a precedent on which to build a system of ethics to Ricardo Raphael, who identified the epic as the foundation of a system of ethics. Lara, supra note 28, at Tigres del Norte , El circo , on Unidos para siempre Fonovisa, Tigres del Norte, supra note Eso es castigo de arriba. Tigres del Norte , El corrido , on Corridos prohibidos Fonovisa, The corrido has spread all the way to Colombia..
Juan C. Ramirez-Pimienta , Cantar a los narcos. Voces y versos del narcocorrido Editorial Planeta, , Tigres del Norte , Por debajo del agua , on 20 corridos prohibidos Fonovisa, El Recodo , Clave privada , on Pa puros compas Vol. Gerardo Ortiz, supra note ISSN: Previous article Next article. Issue 2. Pages January - June More article options. Download PDF. Alejandro Madrazo Lajous 1. This item has received. Under a Creative Commons license. Article information. Show more Show less. Nevertheless, younger musicians seem to pick up on the politization of the drug trafficker as the enemy, the risks and implications of which are indicated in this article.
Palabras clave:. Guerra contra las drogas. If so, then Mexico's current bout of violence needs to be understood as a political conflict as much as a conflict over the control or contention of illegal commodity markets. Finally, in the conclusions, I speculate on possible paths on which the metaphor and the reality of the war on drugs could be taking us.
Moreover, the enemy has a right to resist the violence of a political community to which he does not belong while the criminal does not. In other words, this confrontation becomes a space in which a normative system can no longer be enforced and only a civil war will follow. Against those who threaten the security and peace of our people, Mexico clearly and concisely demands the unity of its children. He is able to claim a sovereign character for himself.
In the following section, I take up some narcocorridos , distilling aspects from these songs to be contrasted with central aspects of the official discourse on the drug trafficking criminal, his role as a threat to the political community, his being situated outside the political community, his dehumanization and the need for sacrifices to be made in order to keep him in check as an existential threat to the Nation.
However, the drug trafficker's community borders do not coincide neatly with those of the political community. Sometimes compared to gangster rap, lyrics often refer to specific events and include real dates and places of illegal criminal activities, in this case related to drug trafficking and everything that surrounds it. The narcocorrido is hugely popular and highly publicized, as well as easily accessible. The causal relation between both discourses is not of interest here, but rather the compatibility between one and the other, and the risk that both coincide in politicizing the criminal.
Kahn, supra note 3, at 2. Kahn, supra note 3, at 4. The corrido has spread all the way to Colombia. Subscribe to our newsletter. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics. State Power and the Enforcement of Prohibition in Revistas Mexican Law Review. Article options. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. To improve our services and products, we use "cookies" own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior. Continuing navigation will be considered as acceptance of this use.
You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Se continuar a navegar, consideramos que aceita o seu uso. Carlos and Raul owned. A circus between them. Carlos was the lion-tamer. The younger brother. Raul the manager. Hungry to get rich. They became so influential. That began to destroy. Circuses everywhere. Until they were forced out of business.
So as to keep the areas. And be free to work. The circus in the Gulf. Was the first to fall. And the Chihuahua circuses ,. Carlos was the one to close them ,. Just leaving the one in Sinaloa. With its lion-tamer at its head. Raul became a millionaire. They say that since he was the magician. He made the money disappear. Out of his brother's hands. Now they say it's in banks. In Switzerland and elsewhere.
The Sinaloan was arrested. After that plane crash. That's how Raul and Carlos. Were left without a job. Raul is in jail. He used up all his magic. Carlos on the tight rope. Now people get a break. Until another circus comes. And it's the same thing all over again.
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That is punishment from above ,. Today the law no longer punishes. Because money and influence ,. Nobody can deny ,. Can save any prisoner. For if the law did punish. With a long sentence ,. And money was rejected. The jails would be full. In order to get rid of him ,. Since it suited them ,. He was killed through betrayal. When there are mistakes.
They must be corrected. And I let the masters down:. I did business. With the other side. If the Rangers were men. And they confronted us ,. Another song would be sung. For the tequileros. A bloody deed, a heroic deed. The audacity of a patriotic community. A very manly man, wounded by a female. Has put his name in our corrido. In the north, many people.
Nickname us oaxaquitos. Must be because of the state. Or because we are small. But many have already died. Because they did not watch their mouths. And in the hospital, the commander. Well under the water. I have brought this issue to light. Out of a journalist's file.
Because it was not reported. And the shipment is now for sale. On the American side. Different countries are. Certified by gringos. They do not want drugs there. Because they say it is a danger. Tell me who certifies. The United States. To catch the narcos? The Americans buy coke. They pay it at any price. They do not want drugs to exist. But give themselves privileges. I was poor for a long time. Many people humiliated me. And I started making money. Things have turned around. Now they call me the boss. I have my own private codename. Murderers had me surrounded.
In my thoughts, my family. Within minutes my life flashed before me. Poor and without tears. And many rosaries Good friends. Dear children. I failed them along the way. From the ship he remembered. Everything they had done to him. That they had crushed with forceps. The noble parts of his body. And that he would crash the airplane.
Even if he died in the process. In the control tower. Everything was recorded. Shouts of terror could be heard. And three men crying. Atilano laughed and threatened them even more. The Lieutenant and soldiers. Regretted what they did. They tortured an important man. I think they did not know [that]. On the plane of death. They boarded that day. The lieutenant was telling him. My wife is waiting for me. On arriving at Badiraguato. Helicopters rose. It was going to crash into the barracks. Because those who shot. Tortured without restraint. For the weed they stole from me. They will pay dearly.
They should have killed me.
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When I have them in the trunk. I feel hatred and anger toward them. If the bitch is tied up. Even if she barks all day ,. She must not be set free. My grandfather used to say ,. They might regret doing it ,. Those who did not know her. It is through the fox that we learned ,.
That he did break the dishes ,. And the bitch's rope. He bit her for a while ,. And I think she got away. To make a big mess.
The piglets helped. They feed off the farm ,. They want more and more corn every day. And profits are lost ,. And the farmer who works. No longer trusts them. A hawk fell Chicks wondered. Whether he fell on his own. Or if the winds pushed him down ,. All my animals. Were frightened by the noise. The rabbit is dying. Inside and outside the cage ,.
And every day there are many dead. All over the farm ,. Because there are no crops. Like before with so much alfalfa. Mientras tanto, nos estaba dejando sin madre. Tuvo tres puntos de sutura. Era una de las clientes de Avon de Mami. Mi esposo me necesita a su lado. Algunos de ellos encontraban nuevas esposas. Comenzaban una nueva familia. La casa hecha de adobe de la abuela Evila estaba localizada al pie de una colina. La propiedad de mi abuela era la longitud de cuatro casas y estaba rodeada por un corral.
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Mi ciudad natal de Iguala de la Independencia se encuentra en un valle. Carlos y yo soltamos una risita. Estoy haciendo esto por ti. Por todos ustedes. Voy a portarme bien, se lo prometo. No esta vez. Como siempre, no hubo respuesta. Al otro lado de la calle, el perro del vecino nos ladraba. El sol brillante me quemaba el cuero cabelludo. Cada semana mi marido y yo estaremos enviando dinero para los gastos.
Nos apoyamos en ella. Ella se ha construido una casa muy bonita con el dinero que ha ganado en el otro lado. Nos dijo: —Voy a trabajar tan duro como pueda. Su padre y yo estaremos de vuelta muy pronto. Buy New View Book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Stock Image.
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