Flash: new hope for Mexico’s war on drug cartels

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Crime, Culture, Current events
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We’ve all read of the horrible drug war being fought in Mexico. The tally of the daily murdred probably exceeds that of Afghanistan. Fortunately Mexican police have a new weapon in their war on these murderous cartels: Chicken blood and tattoos.

“…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. ‘Sometimes a man needs another type of faith,’ said former Tijuana policeman Marcos, who left the city force a year ago after surviving a drug gang attack. ‘I was saved when they killed two of my mates. I know why I didn’t die.’ ” Here.

(Alas, chicken blood doesn’t always work.)

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