Desaparecido: 20 people missing with vallenato band Kombo Kolombia, from Nuevo León

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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Colombian-style band missing in northern Mexico
    more at the link; Kombo Kolombia are not a narcocorrido band, btw
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    The Independent

    Kombo Kolombia (picture)
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    more at the link:

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/cr...in-Mexico-where-band-went-missing-4226134.php
     
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    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    Forgive my Aussieness, wfgodot - but what's a narcocorrido band?

    And this is just... so crazy. A whole band murdered and thrown down a well.

    Just when you think you've seen it all...
     
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    Song-wise, a narcocorrido is a drug ballad, often about smuggling and the perils and triumphs therein.

    Narcocorrido (Wiki). One of my faves is an old-school group called Los Tigres del Norte.

    Drug violence has ripped Mexico utterly apart. Chances are Kombo Kolombia ran afoul of a drug cartel somehow.

    Could have involved drug sales, drug smuggling - or something like not paying the proper respect to el jefe (the boss).
     
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    Surviving Mexico band member leads police to bodies

    Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene said the survivor, a member of the Kombo Kolombia band, told police the 18 were blindfolded and driven on dirt roads until they stopped. He then heard the assailants ask fellow band members if they belonged to a drug cartel, shots were fired and the bodies were dumped into a well.

    Domene said the survivor, who is being protected by soldiers, was able to reach a nearby ranch and get help. He wouldn't give details on how the man was able to escape.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57566331/surviving-mexico-band-member-leads-police-to-bodies/
     
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    Wow, just senseless. Killing just to kill. Makes me sick.
     
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    Regarding the fact that KK was a vallenato and not a narcocorrido-based band, it seems it probably didn't matter:
    Wald's book - published years ago now - is great, btw.
     

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