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La Santa Muerte

Images of the 'Santa Muerte' (Holy Death), are seen at the shrine in honour of the goddess at the Iztapalapa shantytown in Mexico City (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts: ‘La Santa Muerte’ to still grow in US

The skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte will likely continue to grow in New Mexico and other U.S. states despite a Vatican official recently calling the saint a blasphemous symbol, according to experts.

05/10/2013

Images of the 'Santa Muerte' (Holy Death), are seen at the shrine in honour of the goddess at the Iztapalapa shantytown in Mexico City (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Underworld Saint Becoming More Popular In US

A follower in New Orleans built a public shrine in her honor. An actor in Albuquerque credits her with helping him land a role on the TV show “Breaking Bad.” She turns up routinely along the U.S.-Mexico border at safe houses, and is sighted on dashboards of cars used to smuggle methamphetamine through the southwest desert.

03/04/2013