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Mexican Gangs Create ‘Narco Saints’ to Moralize Crime

A young man prays at the altar in the chapel of Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Mexico, on July 12, 2011. (ALL PHOTOS BY YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
A young man prays at the altar in the chapel of Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Mexico, on July 12, 2011. (ALL PHOTOS BY YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are creating their own religions and altering beliefs in existing Catholic saints, in a move to create a new...




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