Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mexican Police turn to Haitian Voodoo, Cuban Santeria and Mexican witchcraft for protection

Here is a somewhat disturbing story from the drug war plagued border areas of Mexico near California as reported by Reuters:

"...In secret meetings that draw on elements of Haitian Voodoo, Cuban Santeria and Mexican witchcraft, priests are slaughtering chickens on full moon nights on beaches, smearing police with the blood and using prayers to evoke spirits to guard them as drug cartels battle over smuggling routes into California.

Other police in the city of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, tattoo their bodies with Voodoo symbols, believing they can repel bullets." ...(Cont.)...