MEXICO: Wedlock in the Cell Block

From the tiers of Cell Block D in Mexico's Federal District Penitentiary one morning last week, 250 of the country's toughest thugs and cutthroats gawked like sentimental sidewalk watchers at the ceremony in their prison courtyard. Pretty Maria de Jesus Torres Martinez, 28, had come there to be married to a frog-faced murderer named Jose Ortiz Munoz, called El Sapo (The Bullfrog) by his fellow inmates. Demure in a green frock and red shoes, Maria de Jesus mooned over El Sapo, natty in a clean striped uniform, as he listened with rapt attention to the district judge.

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