FBI’s growing concern with the cult of “Holy Death” (Santa Muerte)
Agents within the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation have publicly raised serious concerns about the growing Latin American cult of “Holy Death,” or “Santa Muerte,” and openly questioned whether recent grisly beheadings and lynchings of hundreds of people by Mexican cartels may have been part of ritualistic offerings to dark spiritual forces, and not simply a message to rival gangs.
Santa Muerte ideology developed in Mexico and Argentina for approximately a half century and has recently spread into the United States and Central America. The shadowy cult’s popularity has increased with its ties to illicit narcotics trafficking in Mexico in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
i hadnt thought about it in this context but they might be onto something..it is a blood lust..anyone who has managed to sit through some the of narco videos of executions knows these people are almost insane..but is it religious as well?