By Yemeli Ortega/AFP – – Photo Yuri Cortez/AFP.

“Pachucos” perform during an exhibition of ballroom dancing as part of a tribute to Mexican artist “Tin Tan”

And pachuco style remains alive and well in Mexico, cultivated by a small but fervent group of aficionados who gather at a series of legendary Mexico City ballrooms to dance the mambo and the cha-cha, flaunt their zoot suits, and keep the flame of defiance burning.

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