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Red For Love - Black For Evil

Posted in Beaux Arts, Curiosa & Forteana, Historia & Memoria by Suzanne G. on May 14th, 2004 | BBC Wikipedia

Daniel Martin Diaz - via Michelle)

"The cult to Santa Muerte is a syncretism between the Catholic Church and pre-Colombian worship of death," Aridjis said [...]

The cult of Santa Muerte has seen a revival in the past decade, which Aridjis attributes to disillusionment with "the system." "There is a complete disappointment with the government, people can't expect anything from the politicians, the parties or the established church," he said.

A shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's beloved dark-skinned version of Mary, stands on the next street corner from the macabre Tepito shrine...

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