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Mexico destroys 'Death Saint' revered by criminals
Mexican federal authorities used bulldozers to bring down more than 30 chapels devoted to "Saint Death" - a figure that is worshipped by drug traffickers - in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo, the daily Reforma reported Wednesday. Although the figure is venerated by people from many walks of life, the saint -- Santa Muerte -- has been adopted by drug gangs.