This is lovely Culiacán Rosales, hometown of the Sinaloa Cartel and cradle of Mexican narquitectura.

But nothing encapsulates the taste for flare and the constant nearness to death that are distinguishing features of the local drug-trade culture like the town's funerary architecture:

This is the tomb of the famous slain
banda singer, Valentín "El Gallo" Elizalde

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zbs said...

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