A Fate Worse Than Death

My experience with the Mexican drug cartel

In Mexico there is a saying: “If a scorpion stings a person and that person dies, they were good of heart. But if it’s the scorpion that dies, then the person was more wicked and venomous at heart than the scorpion could ever be.”

When my aunt first told me this I thought it was a clever but ultimately silly expression. I was…