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In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. This month, “El Chapo: Click here to learn about joining Printers Row.

Libro: Las jefas del Narco

Narcoliterature is a genre populated by drug runners, victims and prostitutes. Is it merely a trend? Or can it have valid social and cultural impact?

These questions will be explored at a Printers Row Lit Fest panel discussion at 11 a. The fictional style allows us to understand, which is fundamental.


The historical context for narcoliterature is quite old and its roots humble. It started in “corridos,” colorful ballads that attempted to capture chapters of Mexico’s history.

In songs, the accomplishments of the early heavyweights of the drug trade were chronicled, frequently including the details of their deaths. The stories eventually came to idealize the lives of these scoundrels.

Much later, the realities of the increasingly violent drug trade became media staples and inspired the narcoliterature genre. Since its inception, the magazine has covered organized crime and its connections to politicians and the broader establishment.

More recent works of narcoliterature straddle the border between fiction and investigative journalism. While the fiction is focused more on the glamorous aspects of the lifestyle — clothing, fashion, gilded pistols or the cult of Santa Muerte — works of investigative journalism aim to explain the root causes of this underground economy as well as its culture, history and key players.

Writing a book about the drug business can be sel in Mexico. Blancornelas received countless death threats and survived an attempted assassination, but ultimately died of jefxs in According narxo the Committee to Protect Journalists, about 30 journalists and media personnel have been murdered in Mexico since — the majority of whom were victims of organized crime.


It is essential to document narcoculture, Bosch said, to serve as witness to one of Mexico’s realities.

Las jefas del narco by Arturo Santamaría Gómez

While it is risky for those who do it, we have context and perspective,” Bosch said. Printers Row Lit Fest will host a panel discussion on narcoliterature at 11 a. Most are available only in Spanish, unless otherwise noted.