December 4, 2007 |
Authorities recovered the strangled body of a popular grupera singer Monday, just two days after the slaying of another grupera singer in her hospital bed, officials said. Sergio Gomez, lead singer for the group K-Paz de la Sierra, had been kidnapped in the southern state of Michoacan late Saturday and had been missing for two days before officials found his body. Zayda Pena was killed in her hospital bed in the border city of Matamoros on Saturday, hours after surviving an assault.
May 29, 2007 |
Headless bodies are being dumped in the streets of Michoacan. Bodiless heads are washing up on Acapulco's rancid beaches. Hit men brazenly snuff out police chiefs in broad daylight. Journalists are being murdered and "disappeared" along a bloody trail stretching from Veracruz to Tijuana. In short, the timing couldn't be more apropos for Alejandro Roman's new play, "Mastercard," a lyrically written psychological portrait of four hard-boiled bit players in Mexico's brutal and escalating drug wars.