Fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and disbelief to the news that Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, "la Diva de la Banda," was apparently killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico early Sunday. Rivera's brother Gustavo told CNN that his sister was traveling with at least five other people.
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Santa Muerte, the newly-popular Grim Reaper-like Mexican folk saint, and subject of this week's cover story, is not the only object of supernatural devotion in the drug trade. Far from it. In fact, she's something of a Johnny-come-lately in Mexican folk religion.
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Go Tejano Day feat. Duelo, La Original Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists
RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium
March 11, 2012
The rain didn't dampen the mariachi spirit last night. Check out our slideshow from Go Tejano Day.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Tejano is dead. But tha ... More >>
On the southwest side of Baytown, sandwiched between the giant ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery and the City Hall, is a neighborhood I call "old Baytown." It's an area of older shops and houses, with what appears to be a largely Hispanic population. Market Street runs through the middle of it. I c ... More >>