PULSE NEWS MEXICO
One of Mexico’s most notorious crime neighborhoods, the Tepito district of Mexico City, was awarded “Pueblo Mágico” (“Magic Town”) status by the capital government on Monday, Nov. 14.
Otherwise known as the city’s “Barrio Bravo” (“Rough Neighborhood”) due to its high crime rate, Tepito — home to the bloody Unión Tepito organized crime group and famed for its illicit exchange of drugs, arms and other criminal goods — has now officially joined the group of 132 Pueblos Mágicos in the country that are characterized by their symbols and legends.
Tepito, often described as a slum where you can buy and sell anything and anyone, is also the birthplace of many important figures in Mexican sports, music, dance and also politics.
Some of these figures are now showcased on the new giant letters that mark this new Magic Town.