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'Queen of the South' proves crime can be an equal-opportunity employer

'Queen of the South' proves crime can be an equal-opportunity employer

Once upon a time, not that very long ago, a show called “Queen of the South” would have centered on some steel magnolia solving mysteries out of her Charleston bakery. Or perhaps a troubled musician struggling for fame and self-worth in New Orleans.

That was before the revolution. That was before a woman could be her own antihero.

In this case, the title of USA’s latest drama refers to a female Mexican drug lord operating out of Texas. Based on Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s best-selling novel “La Reina del Sur” and the Telemundo series of the same name, “Queen of the South” follows steel dahlia Teresa Mendoza (Alice...

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