03 December 2007
The Real Deal (My account of the Lucha Libre)
I penned a rather large account of the Lucha Libre, Mexico's campy, but increasingly popular, version of professional wrestling: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071130.lucha01/BNStory/specialTravel/home
The Lucha libre is good fun and worth taking in during a trip to Mexico. Shows are staged regularly around the country, although the epicenter is the Arena Mexico in Mexico City's Colonia Doctores.
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David, do you have any insight into the recent killings of musicians in Mexico?
As I frequently lead groups of people into the southern end of the country, I receive many questions from folks [overly??] worried about safety.
I find the killing of musicians here somewhat baffling. Narco influences are seeping into the general popular culture - just witness the growing appeal of Jesus Malverde, the patron saint of narcotics trafficking, and narcoturismo in Mazatlan and some border town. Narco corridas - songs glorifying narcos - also reflect this trend.
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