Mar 15, 2012

Drug War and the Arts: Despite violence, music festival big in Mexico's Monterrey "The independent music scene has proven itself alive and well in Mexico's wealthiest but increasingly violent city of Monterrey. Last weekend's NRML festival took place without a major problem and was the largest in three years.

Metropolitan Monterrey was once a refuge from the nation's raging drug war. But it has steadily fallen into the same vortex of gang shootings and neighborhood takeovers that plague Mexicans elsewhere. One of the deadliest incidents in the entire drug war was the August 2011 firebombing of a Monterrey casino, in which 52 people were killed." read more

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