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Drugs barons target Mexico's musicians

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A string of violence against musicians is unravelling in Mexico, with the country mourning its seventh brutally murdered folk singer in three years.

Sergio Vega, a prolific big band musician known as El Shaka, was shot by a truck driver who followed him on his way to a concert in Sinaloa at the weekend.

Paul Garner, Professor of Spanish at Leeds University, comments on Mexico's growing gun violence.


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