The White Lady Comes After Dark

Santa Muerte (“Holy Death”) is a controversial religious figure — beloved by millions in her cult, but condemned by the rest of the world as the motivation for violence and ritual sacrifice. Although most of her devotees are workers, many criminals call her their patroness. Daniel Arizmendi López, notorious for kidnap-for-ransom schemes involving severed ears, was one such devotee, going as far as to bring a figure of Santa Muerte with him to his cell after he was arrested. Read full article here

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