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That voodoo that you do so well

8 September 2012

Catemaco shaman Luis Tomás Martén Torres was quoted in Thursday’s Notiver de Veracruz as having been solicited by attorneys for Enrique Peña Nieto to provide good luck charms and amulets to the candidate.  According to Shaman Martén, he and Peña Nieto maintain contact, both by telephone and mental telepathy. (Proceso).

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So that’s how he won, huh?

I don’t think it’s particularly weird for a politician to seek an edge from supernatural powers … even Andres Manuel Lopez Obradór underwent some sort of “laying on of hands” exercise with Evangelical clerics, nor particularly  eccentric to seek the assistance of a shaman when calling on the Higher Powers — after all, this is Mexico,  but what is troubling, is that he sent his lawyer… but then, depending on what supernatural assistance was sought by Enrique Peña Nieto, maybe a lawyer is the best qualified person to initiate contact.

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