Paquita la del Barrio
Francisca Viveros Barradas
The cheeky Bolero singer, championed by women
Paquita la del Barrio is famous for her 'war on machismo' through singing songs such as Rata de dos Patas (two-legged rat) referring to a man as a rat.
She was born in Veracruz with the name Francisca Viveros Barradas. She moved to Mexico City and made a name for herself from the 1970's on singing in the Bolero style of music, but with the twist of insulting males in her song lyrics.
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