Apparently banging a Mexican narco has its risks, and numerous women entangled with the bad boys in Veracruz state ruled by drug cartel Los Zetas have been killed or disappeared as reported by The Guardian:
Some were single mothers, some full-time sex workers, others were students and wannabe beauty queens. According to documents from the official investigation seen by the Guardian, many of them worked as high-class escorts or hostesses contracted for political events -- as well as more exclusive parties attended by government officials and leaders of the feared Zetas drug cartel.
Now put that in your telenovela!
Further reading that may be of interest: