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[Breaking] Book Review: Narco-Cults: Understanding the Use of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican Religious Cultur... #YAF

[Breaking] Book Review: Narco-Cults: Understanding the Use of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican Religious Cultur... #YAF

The most important chapters in the work are those that provide the new Mexican narco-cult related information. Those are Chapters 1-3, 6, and 8-10. Chapters 4-5 and 7, while of interest, have information that can readily be found in Kail’s earlier works. Their provision in this work has been made due to the overlaps and interactions between drug trafficking organizations and the syncretic nature of magico-religious practices that result in ‘spiritual mashups’—cases in point being the 1989 Matamoros, Mexico narco-satanico killings which blended Afro-Caribbean and Latin American religious practices together and the more recent instances of Mexican cartel members hiring Voodoo practitioners to cast spells on rival cartel members. The religion/spirituality focused chapters each follow a common structure that introduces the subject matter and then provides historical background...

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