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Unread postby RJLupin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:15 pm

Not a very flattering article, dealing as it does with theft and a criminal, but it's clear this guy was attempting to use some kind of magic against his enemies. Whatever it was, it didn't work out so well.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-voodoo-20100603,0,7236343.story

Downey car dealer gets 12 years in house-buying fraud scheme
Ruben Hernandez allegedly used voodoo-like dolls targeting the prosecutor and investigators in the case.

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Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Wow... A great read! Thanks for sharing that with us...

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Unread postby cognitivedissonance » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:42 am

Special guest appearance by Judge Lance Ito!
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Unread postby shaitan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:09 pm

I don't think theres enough magic to save him from going to jail with all he did
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Mon May 28, 2012 7:15 am

Human Fetuses Found In Luggage From Cuba At Miami International

www.huffingtonpost.com/.../human-fetuse ... eria-cub...

Mar 22, 2012 - Huffington Post

"The women told authorities that they were given the jar by a Santeria priest in Havana and asked to deliver it to someone in Miami ...

"No charges were filed in the case, which is the latest in a string of Santeria-related incidents in Miami. In November, two North Miami Beach Police employees were fired over an alleged plot to curse the city manager with birdseed, a current infestation of more than 33,000 Giant African Land Snails is suspected to have begun with snails brought into the country for Santeria purposes, and cemetery employees blame the February desecration of infant graves entirely on the religion, which boasts West African and Caribbean origins but bears heavy Roman Catholic influence.
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:17 pm

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2013/06/s ... istic.html

Santa Muerte: Inspired and Ritualistic Killings

Borderland Beat
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This web page hosts contains a lengthy 3-part article on Santa Muerte by Dr. Robert Bunker, written for the FBI Bulletin. There is also an interview with Tony Kail, an author on obscure religions and the law.

Kail said: "Santa Muerte does seem to be very popular among the narcos. However, the majority of her followers are law abiding citizens who go to her for matters relating to love, social oppression and healing. [...] The narcos ]take] pieces from African traditional religions and Latin American folk religions. I have seen evidence of these organizations using Cuban Santeria also known as Regla de Ocha, Palo Mayombe aka Las Reglas de Congo, Puerto Rican Espiritismo, Mexican Curanderismo as well as others. They will take artifacts and rituals and use them for selfish purposes. I believe they practice 'cultural misappropriation' and take a traditional culture like Santeria that is practiced worldwide without any connection to drugs and misuse the sacred rituals of this religious faith."
Dr. Robert Bunker's writing deserves to be read in full, but here are a couple of highlights:

"The cult appears to have more European than Aztecan origins, with some individuals describing Santa Muerte as a new age Grim Reaper-type goddess, a bad-girl counterpart to the Virgin of Guadalupe.5 (5 E. Bryant Holman, The Santisima Muerte: A Mexican Folk Saint (Edward Holman: 2007).Her imagery includes that of a robed skeleton carrying a scythe and globe or scales. Part of her popularity results from her characterization as nonjudgmental (amoral) and a source of supernatural intervention for her followers who engage in the correct rituals and provide the proper offerings and sacrifices.

"Over half of the prayers directed at her include petitions to harm other people via curses and death magic.6 (6 Alfredo Ortega-Trillo, “The Cult of Santa Muerte in Tijuana,” San Diego News Notes, June 2006.)Still, many Santa Muerte followers appear benign—typically poor, uneducated, and superstitious individuals who practice a form of unsanctioned saint worship mixed with varying elements of folk Catholicism.
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Polk County, Florida: A rogue "Voodoo Priest" (no mention of name or lineage legitimacy) advising a methamphetamine cartel operating in Mexico, Florida, Georgia, California, and Nevada:

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2014/03/21 ... rophecies/

‘Operation Hoodoo Voodoo’: Police Bust Massive Drug Ring Operating Based on a Voodoo Priest’s ‘Prophecies’
by Billy Hallowell Mar 21, 2014 10:30 pm

"... It is believed that Flores and Lopez [two of the people arrested] relied upon an unnamed Voodoo priest to help with “predictions” surrounding how the organization should conduct itself"

Sheriff's Department details on "Operation Hoodoo Voodoo" here:

http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/New ... twork.aspx

Media Contact: Donna Wood, Public Information Officer
News Date: 3/19/2014

"Investigators also learned Lopez and Flores consulted a Voodoo priest who would provide predictions, prophecies and readings regarding the organization’s decisions and welfare. "
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:21 pm

Santeria follower and others head to prison on federal drug charges

Houston Chronicle

Published 6:26 pm, Tuesday, October 7, 2014

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bella ... 780537.php

Francisco Javier Maya, 35, has been ordered to prison following his convictions of conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A jury convicted Maya Jan. 30, 2014, after two days of trial testimony and approximately six hours of deliberations.

Evidence showed Maya was a follower of the Santeria religion. The jury saw photos of Maya’s residence in Mission, which depicted numerous images of what was considered to be altars showing glasses of alcohol, knives, a machete, kettles, feathers and substances that appeared to be blood. Testimony also included descriptions of two rituals involving the sacrifice of animals.

In December 2012, Maya had a Santeria priest, known as a “Padrino,” perform rituals with the organization to “bless” a 1,000 pound marijuana load that was destined for Houston. After meeting with the Padrino, Maya, Gonzalez-Cavazos and Juarez decided the marijuana load should remain in the Rio Grande Valley. The next day, a second ritual, attended by all five defendants, was performed and the 1,000 pounds of marijuana was to be transported to Houston. However, the marijuana was stolen from the group by unknown individuals that evening. After the theft and a subsequent improvised explosive device detonated at Juarez’s residence in Brownsville, law enforcement was able to piece together the events and conspirators involved in this drug trafficking organization.

Maya will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:35 am

This article is about a Santero or Palero priest (hard to tell which) in Connecticut who has apparently been breaking into a mausoleum in Massachusetts to rob it of bones and then selling them. Word on the street is that drug dealing may also be involved.

Amador Medina, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, stole the remains of three adults and two young children from Hope Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts.

http://nypost.com/2015/12/07/santeria-p ... ous-rites/

and this:

Hartford Priest Defrocked For Connection to Worcester Grave Robbery

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/natio ... 35401.html

'The Cultural Association of African Religions Babalú Aye says that "his membership has been cancelled for violating several points of the terms and conditions agreement that he signed to conserve his affiliation," They say also that followers of Santeria do not recognize the use of human bones in their religious practice.

'The directors of this association claim that they have no ties to Medina, though they aknowledge that he "achieved initiation" and that the group, until now, recognized him as a priest.

'They write that "Mr. Medina ... does not deserve to be respected as (a religious figure)" and that he has disgraced the institution of Babalú Aye.'
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Unread postby catherineyronwode » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:18 pm

This article is stage TWO of the same story -- an accused heroin dealer and supposed priest of Santeria or Palo who received the stolen bones from the "defrocked" Santeria priest (see previous post) got the dime dropped on him

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http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Sant ... to-2020096

and this

http://www.wcvb.com/news/human-bones-bl ... e/37795762

and this:

Bones, Bloody Altars Found in Santeria Priest's Apartment: Police

Felix "Cuba" Delgado is the second Santeria priest in Connecticut accused of stealing human remains in Massachusetts.

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/natio ... 21001.html

and this:

Bridgeport ‘priest’ arrested for Mass. grave robbing

http://fox61.com/2016/02/03/bridgeport- ... e-robbing/

Now, truth to tell, this man, Felix "Cuba" Delgado, was talking up a very loud storm on Facebook last year. He was posting charges of impropriety about my friend Candelo Kimbisa of AIRR, and he made videos in which he threatened to kill Candelo or get him in jail. Candelo is a POWERFUL justice worker. Look who is in jail now.

I have Candelo's permission to post these links (the story is everywhere on Facebook anyway), and i hope that anyone who thinks that this stuff is a joke stops and thinks twice. Yes, Paleros do work with human bones. No, they do not all deal heroin and break up mausoleums.
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