Skip to comments.Mexico's Zetas cartel denies role in killing of 49
Posted on 05/16/2012 7:04:22 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
MEXICO CITY Banners have appeared in northern Mexico signed by the Zetas drug cartel saying the gang was not responsible for killing 49 people whose mutilated bodies were found on a highway in a neighboring state.
An employee of the prosecutors' office in northern San Luis Potosi state says the banners were hung from overpasses in the city of Ciudad Valles. The banners were found early Tuesday.
The employee was not authorized to speak on the record, and did not give the precise wording of the banners.
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Then maybe they were ‘sacrifices’.........The Mayans are still around..............
"Jump to: navigation, search Close-up of a Santa Muerte south of Nuevo Laredo, TamaulipasSanta Muerte is a sacred figure venerated in Mexico, probably a syncretism between Mesoamerican and Catholic beliefs. The name literally translates to "Holy Death" or "Saint Death." Mexican culture since the pre-Columbian era has maintained a certain reverence towards death, which can be seen in the widespread Mexican celebration of the syncretic Day of the Dead. Catholic elements of that celebration include the use of skeletons to remind people of their mortality.
Santa Muerte generally appears as a skeletal figure, clad in a long robe and carrying one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe. The robe is most often white, but images of the figure vary widely from person to person and according to the rite being performed or the petition of the devotee. As the cult of Santa Muerte was clandestine until recently, most prayers and other rites are done privately in the home. However, for the past ten years or so, worship has become more public, especially in Mexico City. The cult is condemned by the Catholic Church in Mexico, but it is firmly entrenched among Mexicos lower classes and criminal worlds. The number of believers in Santa Muerte has grown over the past ten to twenty years, to approximately two million followers and has crossed the border into Mexican American communities in the United States.
Apparently they read the polls, and decided responsibility for 49 headless bodies was polling poorly.
Sounds like some domestic politicians I can think of.
If this is true the bigger problem now is there is a third unknown gang entering the war now and it will escalate.
A couple years ago, I took a visiting relative to the SAS Shoe Factory (great place) on South Zarzamora in San Antonio. I was unpleasantly surprised to see a huge mural of Santa Muerte on the Botanica across the Street.
Obviously, these terrible crimes were Bush’s fault.
I have a collection of those little Dia de los Muertos skeletons..skeletons driving a car, all decked out as a groom and bride with "just married" on the back of the car, one custom made one of a skeleton with a staff, skeleton bar patrons, skeleton Dentist. etc...
It's just Sainte Muerte with whom I have a problem..I guess I see the playful skeletons as a cultural remembrance, and Sainte Muerte as glorifying death as in the narco-trafficante subculture.
Also, I don't have a problem with Dia de los Muertos stuff outside of a Church, but hate seeing Dia de los Muertos altars set up inside of Churches.
There are still a few that show up to vote at election time in South Texas.
That's one little skeleton I don't have in my collection, but should..A little skeleton in a voting booth, or standing at a little voting machine..and of course, voting a straight democratic ticket.
For some reason that makes me think I need one of those stuffed frogs that were dressed like guys in a mariachi band, only I want a frog voting, instead of strumming a guitar.