By Wyatt Earp | January 29, 2009
Don’t look now, but Mexican women are recreating the dictionary definition of “Heroin chic.”
CULIACAN, Mexico – Teenage girls in northwest Mexico are dazzled by the glamorous “narco wives” who laze in beauty salons, draped in designer gear, getting Swarovski crystals glued onto their fingernails.
Each year, dozens compete in beauty pageants in the sun-baked hills of Sinaloa state where their legendary good looks draw wealthy drug traffickers who will sometimes pluck one out and spirit her off to a mountain hide-out.
Now what could possibly go wrong with this?
The dangers of getting sucked into the gangland world have jumped, however, as an army crackdown by President Felipe Calderon has sparked new turf wars and hitmen ignore old codes against slaying their enemies’ wives, girlfriends or children.
In a sobering reminder of the risks they run, the reigning “Miss Sinaloa” beauty queen was arrested last month with her smuggler boyfriend in a truck full of guns and cash.
Days earlier, a top drug boss’s former lover was found dead in a car trunk with “Z”s — the mark of a rival gang’s hit squad — cut into her breasts, belly and buttocks. (H/T - )
Well yeah, if you think attacks, rapes, and murders are considered “things going wrong,” then this is probably not the career choice for you.
I think the article wants us to feel sorry for these women. Not gonna happen. They are simply gold digging tramps who are looking for “the good life” - and they don’t care how they get it. If something bad happens to them, too bad. They knew the risks when they signed on.