Tracy Wilkinson January 5, 2011.
Print: L.A. Times
La Santa Muerte is cherished by the marginalized, impoverished and sometimes-criminal sector. David Romo, a self-appointed bishop of the church, is accused of kidnapping and money laundering.
Ioan Grillo July 24, 2009.
Print: The Telegraph
La Familia Michoacana, one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels, claims its thugs are devout evangelical Christians and has its own “bible.” The group’s beliefs call for members to abstain from drugs themselves and do charity work, but to torture or kill anyone who betrays or opposes them.