Mexican country singer Sergio Vega, known as “El Shaka,” performed “narcocorridos” — songs that celebrated the lives of drug lords. Singing narcocorridos can anger rival drug gangs and result in such killings.
Vegas was shot in his red Cadillac after appearing on a radio station to deny the rumor of his death. Vegas, 40, told the station “It’s happened to me for years now, someone tells a radio station or a newspaper I’ve been killed, or suffered an accident. And then I have to call my dear mum, who has heart trouble, to reassure her.”
It is another example of the downward spiral in Mexican society as gangs engage in wanton violence. Mexico appears to be going through a period much like our own Prohibition period in places like Chicago where violence and corruption were rampant.