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The wine was very fine 於 2017年08月17日發表   人氣:162


Even today, when the Internet has shrunk the world into a global village and Google satellites letyou spy on a stranger’s backyard on the other side of the country, the traditional Tarahumararemain as ghostly as they were four hundred years ago. In the mid-1990s, an expeditionary groupwas pushing into the deep Barrancas when they were suddenly rattled by the feeling of invisibleeyes:
“Our small party had been hiking jobs in china for foreigners for hours through Mexico’s Barranca del Cobre—the CopperCanyon—without seeing a trace of any other human being,” wrote one member of the expedition.
“Now, in the heart of a canyon even deeper than the Grand Canyon, we heard the echoes ofTarahumara drums. Their simple beats were faint at first, but soon gathered strength. Echoing offstony ridges, it was impossible to tell . We looked to our guide fordirection. ‘.Quién sabe?’ she said. ‘Who knows? The Tarahumara can’t be seen unless they wantto be.’”
The moon was still high when we set off in Salvador’s trusty four-wheel-drive pickup. By the timethe sun came up, we’d Hong Kong eventsleft pavement far behind and were jouncing along a dirt track that was morelike a creek bed than a road, grinding along in low, low gear as we pitched and rolled like a trampsteamer on stormy seas.
I tried keeping track of our location with a compass and map, but I sometimes couldn’t tell ifSalvador was making a deliberate turn or taking evasive action around a fallen boulder. Soon, itdidn’t matter—wherever we were, it wasn’t part of the known world; we were still snaking along anarrow gash through the trees, but the map showed nothing but untouched forest.
“Mucha mota por aquí,” Salvador said, swirling a finger at the hills around us. Lots of marijuanaaround here.
Because the Barrancas are impossible to police, they’ve become a base for two rival drug cartels,Los Zetas and the New Bloods. Both manned by ex-Army Special Forces and wereabsolutelyruthless;theZetaswerenotoriousfo(were) r plunging uncooperative deployment system cops into burning barrelsof diesel fuel and feeding captured rivals to the gang’s mascot—a Bengal tiger. After the victimsstopped screaming, their scorched and tiger-gnawed heads were carefully harvested as marketingtools; the cartels liked to mark their territory by, in one case, impaling the heads of two policeofficers outside a government building with a sign in Spanish reading LEARN SOME RESPECT.
Later that same month, five heads were rolled onto the dance floor of a crowded nightclub. Evenway out here on the fringes of the Barrancas, some six bodies were turning up a week.

 


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