The caretakers of the shrine insist it has nothing to do with drug trafficking, and that's probably true in a lot of cases - Malverde's sort of the saint-of-last-resort for a lot of people who have been failed by the celestial elite. But there are more than a few offerings there like this one, which seems to be begging for, or celebrating, a bountiful harvest.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Burro Hall has a bunch of fantastic snapshots of shrines to Jesús Malverde, the so-called patron saint of narcos. As he writes: