Mexico, Obituary

Obituary: Mexican singer Diego Rivas shot dead

Mexican singer Diego Rivas, whose ‘narcocorridos’ songs are said by some to glorify drug trafficking, has been shot dead in the country’s western Sinaloa state. Two others were also killed in what appears to have been a drive-by attack.

With songs such as Brindo con Sangre (I Toast With Blood) and El comander (The Commander), Diego Rivas was a controversial figure in Mexico. Another of his songs is said to be an ode to alleged drug baron Joaquin ‘Shorty’ Guzman. Rivas was far from the only singer of ‘narcocorridos’ songs, and the performers are often targeted by rival gangs.

Diego Rivas began his career in school singing contests. He later joined the band Arriba Mi Sinaloa, but quit in 2006 and has since been performing with his own band Los Guaruras. It’s not clear if he was deliberately targeted in the shooting that claimed his life.

About Yin Tse

I am a second year architecture student studying in Berlin. I am originally from Beijing, China, where many of my family still reside, apart from my father, step-mother and step-sister, who reside in Cologne in Germany.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

For the latest news

Follow 100gf on Twitter

Subscribe to 100gf | Politics and Computers. Warning: Usually more than 30 posts per day!

%d bloggers like this: