Saturday, June 27, 2015

Red Tops

Never mind page three and Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster, Britain's tabloids have got nothing on the Mexican red tops (prensa roja). There's not a day goes by without either a dead male body or a naked female one on Mexico's tabloid front pages. Sometimes you get both, like this one today, which is relatively mild compared to others I've seen on the newsstands. The former is almost always a drug-related crime, usually a shot to the head but sometimes worse. There's another tabloid called Grafica which is more or less the same, and another, El Nuevo Alarma!, which deals only in crime. Not even naked women.

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