Candles are lit in offering at Santa Muerte altars all over Mexico and increasingly in the United States, following the illicit movements of drug trafficking. Santa Muerte is considered the patron saint of the Tepito neighborhood, a barrio known for its champion boxers and lucha libre wrestlers as well as its entrenched black market.

Candles are lit in offering at Santa Muerte altars all over Mexico and increasingly in the United States, following the illicit movements of drug trafficking. Santa Muerte is considered the patron saint of the Tepito neighborhood, a barrio known for its champion boxers and lucha libre wrestlers as well as its entrenched black market.

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