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La Tuta's Knights Templar and the Rise of Narco-Religion in Mexico

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 03.03.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

The recent capture of La Tuta (Servando Gomez), the head of the Knights Templar drug cartel, reminds us that the lethal mix of religion and terrorism isn't peculiar to the Middle East.

El Chapo Guzman's Patron Saints

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

The capture of el Chapo, the world's most powerful drug lord, has thrust his hometown folk saint, Jesus Malverde into the media spotlight.

Tamales and Roses: Guadalupe as an American Holiday Icon

Ben Daniel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

Why shouldn't the feast of Guadalupe be included on the list of immigrant celebrations that add to the wonder and joy of Christmas in the United States?

'Narco Saint' Leads Cops To Cocaine Bust

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A traffic stop in the west suburbs led Cook County Sheriff's police to a multi-million dollar drug bust on Saturday--and police say a statue of Jesus ...