MEXICO: Homicidal Hero

MEXICO Homicidal Hero When a killer is captured in Mexico, corridas (streetcorner ballads) often glamorize him in heroic verse. Last week Mexicans sang a new corrida,. It was about El Gitano ("The Gypsy"), suspected of assassinating the Governor of Sinaloa, bearded, music-loving Rodolfo T. Loaiza.

Said Stanza I: In Mazatlán, a tall man masked like the other dancers at fhe Carnival ball shot jovial Loaiza through the head. Two Americans were murdered when they tried to prevent the man's escape. Rodolfo Valdez, 28, known as El Gitano, took to the hills.

Said Stanza...

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