Trevi asked Karina's parents to sign a letter stating that they were comfortable with the way their daughter had been treated.
Any discussion of Mexico City is, on some level, a discussion of traffic.
It was that the country's lower-class youth seemed to identify with her.
A beauty queen from the southern state of Chiapas, she joined the group in 1995, after a young woman approached her at a pageant, promised her a part in an upcoming Trevi soap opera and invited her to audition for Andrade.
Utilizing rare primary documents on the Afro-Cuban communities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Breaking the Chains, Forging the Nation explores how black resistance to exploitative systems played a central role in the making of the Cuban nation.
The mystery deepened on the afternoon of June 19, with a fire in a two-story house in McAllen that Andrade has owned since late 1995.