Category: Religion


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The talented Hugo Mendez of San Luis Potosi, MX created this video about the extraordinary Day of the Dead celebrations in the Huasteca region of SLP state.

The region is dominated by agriculture, sugar cane fields. Its hot and humid, a contrast to the Altiplano high desert that covers the rest of the state. Due to its isolation, foreign tourists rarely get there which is a shame, the area is loaded with waterfalls, warm turquoise rivers, some pyramids and some hot springs, and indigenous communities who continue traditional lives.

Some tourist Eco projects & cool hotel/resort venues are happening ( ex.), the SLP Bicycle Vuelta hits Ciudad Valles and explores the area, and the famous Castillo and jungle art of Sir Edward James draws visitors to Xilitla in the southern Huasteca, a region of coffee growing and cooler altitudes.

La Santa Muerte

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The hottest popular religion, the Santa Muerte, descended from old legends with a hint of Cuban Santaria, is visible in markets and neighborhoods throughout Mexico. However its link with the narco traffickers has created controversy and it has been repeatedly condemned by the Catholic church which continues to be a huge power in this society. The narcos I think are attracted to the imagery, our friend here explains the “white” side of this religion and why the misunderstandings.

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