Global Notes: Yugoslavia's mariachi obsession

Global Notes:  Yugoslavia's mariachi obsession
Global Notes:  Yugoslavia's mariachi obsession

Global Notes: Yugoslavia's mariachi obsession

In 1948 Yugoslavia severed its close ties with the Soviet Union and began to look for other models of socialism. They turned to Mexico. As Slovenian author Miha Mazzini wrote, Mexico was “far away, the chances of Mexican tanks appearing on Yugoslav borders were slight and, best of all, in Mexican films they always talked about revolution." They also began to emulate Mexican music. It had a lasting effect. Miha Mazzini, author of Paloma Negra, fills us in on the history. (Photo: Flickr/Jonathan Davis)