Saturday, September 30, 2017

Matamoros Rancho Diablo: Narcosatanico, Black Magic and Organized Crime

Introduction Written by Chivis for Borderland Beat, Article Translated by El Profe for Borderland Beat from El Ojo Critico

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ocial anthropologists have begun to pay attention to a phenomenon that specialists have spent years studying: terrorists, drug traffickers and assassins using witchcraft and Satanism to protect against police and maintain terror of their victims. Palo Mayombe a form of Santeria, has historical roots in Africa, somewhere along the line the sacrifices of animals and robbing
cemeteries for human skulls was replaced by a harsher form of human sacrifice and murder. In Mexico, some narcos practice Santeria and build shrines to honor Santa Muerte and fewer are followers of Palo. It is mostly found in Tamaulipas. Which brings us to the story below. The story of Rancho Diablo, with Matamoros as its backdrop, Adolfo de Jesus Costanzo, a Cuban American, practiced his macabre form of religion including human sacrifice. He demanded his followers refer to him as "Padrino" [godfather]. The downfall occurred when Costanzo's hench men, ordered to find a "superior" brain, abducted American pre-med student, Mark Kilroy, from outside a Mexican bar taking him to the ranch, where he was killed within 12 hours. He was killed in a botched escape, Costanzo slashed the back of Kilroy’s neck with a machete. When authorities arrived at the ranch, dozens of mutilated corpses were found in both his Mexico City and Matamoros locations.

The Narcosatánicos of Matamoros-Extraction from El Ojo Critico

I first heard the incredible story of Adolfo de Jesus Costanzo with the help of Torcuato Luca de Tena.
In the middle of that year, 1989, fate had ABC's [Spanish Newspaper] founder and author of the famous God's Crooked Lines and this writer come together for a televised debate on the form of the Devil.

Luca de Tena had just returned from Mexico, where he had been living since the mid-seventies, and was still shocked by the news that broke in the Aztec media. A satanic sect of drug traffickers, who had made dozens of human sacrifices, had just been dismantled by the police. The scandal spread to famous and known singers, actors, politicians ...



It all began, as these things begin, with a routine highway checkpoint. On Monday, April 10th of that year, David Serna Valdez, 22, was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck (registration number 1068RP) close to the Mexican border with the United States when he found a police checkpoint on the Matamoros A Reynosa road, bordering Mexico with the United States. He lost his temper. Instead of stopping he accelerated, resulting in a spectacular chase that ended at kilometer 39, already inside the Santa Elena Ranch. David Serna believed at the ranch he would be safe from the police ... He was wrong.
In the van the agents found remains of marijuana and a 38 Special but arrested in the ranch was someone else: Domingo Reyes Bustmante. His behavior was suspicious. He looked confused. Neither Valdez nor he seemed to believe the police presence on the ranch. It was as if the systems of magical protection that in theory protected Santa Elena from the police had lost their power ...

After intense interrogation, probably torture, Valdez collapsed confessing his membership to a drug cartel, and how they had just delivered 300 kg of marijuana in Rio Bravo. However, the most chilling detail of his confession exceeded all the expectations of the police: Valdez confessed that the capo of his organization was a Cuban witch who made human sacrifices in magic rituals, to obtain the protection of the spirits ...

Domingo Reyes confirmed the incredible statements of his buddy, and indicated the location of another base of the organization: a luxurious mansion in Matamoros where more members of the cartel were arrested: Elio and Ovidio Hernández Rivera and their cousin Serafín Hernández García.

Records began. Drugs, weapons ... and a common grave with a dozen human bodies that had their heart or brain removed in macabre witchcraft rituals. They also found the Gnangas, very similar to those I have been able to examine in Cuba, the Dominican Republic or Haiti. But in this case the bones and skulls of animals sacrificed could be replaced with human remains ... Then came more. The organization told of estates and flats in different spots of the country.

The police officers were overwhelmed. Never before had they faced something like that. Soon, in other parts of Santa Elena, and in the organization´s other properties like the Santa Liberada ranch, more corpses were found. And after checking out the mansion in the luxurious Obispado de Monterrey neighborhood, 47 Papagayos St., etc.

Impossible to stop the scandal, the police began an unprecedented deployment in the state, the search and capture of "El Padrino" and his most direct followers: Alvaro de León "Duby" Valdez, Omar Francisco Orea, Martín Quintana (his lieutenant) and the sculptural Sara Villareal Aldrete (muse and lover of "El Padrino " whom some referred to as "The Madrina.") The news could not be contained and at the top of the headlines:"narcosatánicos in Matamoros". "El Padrino" and his most direct collaborators began the getaway, and for three weeks they managed to outwit the operation of more than 300 agents that kept on their trail throughout Mexico.

Meanwhile, forensics continued to unearth bodies in the properties of the organization. In autopsies, the first victims can be identified. Open cases of disappeared finally get solved. But the examinations show that some of them have been subject to heinous torments, presumably during the course of witchcraft rituals. The transsexual Claudia Ivette, for example was dismembered, they pulled out her eyes and tore off her skin.

The young American Mark Kirloy, they amputated his legs, his brain had been removed, and ´´El Padrino" made a pin for a necktie out of part of his spine.. Kirloy's murder implicated the American authorities in the investigation.

Outcome

Finally, on May 6, "El Padrino" and the group of more loyal followers were located in the historic
neighborhood of Cuauhtémoc, in the north of Mexico City. There, in the intersection of Rio Balsas St and Rio Serna, in Apt 11 on 19 Rio Serna St., the hard core of Matamoros' narcosatanos had been holed up

Today, just in front, is a newsstand where they still remember that sunny day of May 1986, when the bullets began to rain down from atop the roof on the corner.

Surrounded, "El Padrino" and his men began to shoot at the police that tried to force surrender; but "El Padrino" was not willing to be caught. After 45 minutes of intense shooting he hands his machine gun to Leon "Duby" Valdéz, ordering him to shoot him, but the young man is not able to "murder" his beloved Godfather. He decides to make it easy for him and goes inside a closet so that Duby does not see his face when he pulls the trigger and gives his ruling: "Kill me or it will be very bad in hell" ... Duby nods resignedly.

Martín Quintana, faithful until the death to his Godfather, decided to die by his side in the closet
receiving a shower of bullets. By the time the rest of the band, including "The Madrina" surrendered, and the police entered the apartment, the Godfather and his faithful lieutenant were already dead. He had promised that he would not go to prison and kept his word.

Torcuato Luca de Tena, as he told me at our meeting, followed day by day the evolution of the case that held the headlines of all the Mexican and international press. The Godfather, whose real name was Adolfo de Jesus Costazgo, was born in Miami in 1962. He had begun with Palo Mayombe or Regla Conga, an Afro-Cuban religion, being barely a teenager and for years had survived thanks to his knowledge of this religion, and to his practice as a tarot card reader. But after establishing himself in Mexico, he began to use the contacts that his card reading offered him -policemen, actors, criminals- to start his own business of drug trafficking, perverting the principles of an ancestral and legitimate religion like Regla Congo and turning Palo Monte into a particular form of Satanism to retain loyalty to his followers, terrorize his enemies, and obtain "magical protection" against the authorities. Obviously it did not work either.

As Torcuato Luca de Tena explained to me at the time, and I could verify as the news arrived in Spain, The Godfather was very well connected with Aztec high society. Soon the scandal spread to politicians, actors, singers, etc, who were linked to the Matamoros drug traffickers: From the singer Oscar Athie, to the famous actress Irma "La Tigresa" Serrano, to Lucía Méndez, the hairdresser Alfredo Palacio or the singer Yuri, who shortly before had triumphed in Spain with support by Juan Pardo.

But who was the focus of attention of the world press was she ... “La Madrina". Sara María Aldrete Villareal. She was born in Matamoros in 1964. She was almost six feet two inches tall  and her natural beauty did not make her go unnoticed. And a US citizen, Miguel Zacarias, managed to marry her on Halloween in 1983, but the marriage lasted only five months. Nevertheless Sara had already obtained American citizenship.

An exemplary student of physical education, she was granted a scholarship from Texas Southmost College, where she met Costazgo in July 1987 on a street in Matamoros. He would become her lover and begin his complex ritual mix of Palo Monte, Aztec witchcraft and Satanism, deeming her "The Madrina."

Sentenced to 647 years in prison, she is serving her sentence in a prison in Mexico, but if she were to
be released one day she would have to face another trial in the United States for the murder of Mark Kirloy. A few years ago she published her own version of the story in the book "They Call Me The
Narco-Satanic," and has granted different interviews to Mexican and international media claiming that she was always a victim, kidnapped by Costazgo, and that her confession, during the trial, was forcibly coerced by torture and rape by the police.

Nevertheless their history was very fascinating, and there have already been several films produced about their connection with the narcosatánicos of Matamoros.

In 1997 the Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia was also captivated by the incredible story of Sara Aldrete, directing the dilm Perdita Durango in which actress Rosie Perez plays a bloodthirsty and ambitious Aldrete, and our Oscar-winning Javier Bardén, the inspired character Adolgo de Jesus Costazgo. In one of the interviews he gave to Pepe Navarro during the promotion of the film, full of torture, blood and guts, he said that after thoroughly documenting the history of Sara Aldrete and Costazgo, he had decided to soften the scenes of the rituals ... "If I tell you how it really happened," he said, "nobody would believe it."

75 comments:

  1. So was he buddies with the old school CDG?
    I heard that one of the zetas myths is that a Cuban santero (who was supposedly the mysterious Comandante Sol) did a ritual with osiel and the OG Zetas and they chose the Z as cryptic code meaning "after the last letter there's nothing, everything ends"

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    1. Z was the code letter for comandantes in the Mexican Army GAFES or special forces units

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    2. 5:00
      Yes, that's what the wiki leaks and gangland says. Other thing is to be on the streets in some party in Miguel Aleman back in 2006 (you probably didn't even knew about the cartels or the Z back then) asking some real Z what "zeta" meant. They said "its the end of everything, nothing comes after it" and is not the only time zetas come up with an "apocalyptic" slogan. There's a video in youtube of some zetas interrogating some poor halcones for the Gulf and at the end the zeta interviewing asks the halcones.

      "You know why are we Z? Because after the last letter there's nothing everything ends."

      The same exact words i heard in 2006. So there is or was some sort of secret slogans, symbols, etc the Z used. Just like templarios had their bizarre plastic masks and knight customs so the Zetas used similar methods to brainwash and condition their members.

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    3. 5:01 is correct.

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    4. 6:44

      That's "informal" or "unofficial" only, Zetas members say that colloquially but the real reason they're called Zs is because that was the code they used in Mexican special forces.

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    5. Tenia güena pierna el Constanzo, nice shorts too.
      -El Sol Prendido

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  2. Great article Chivis. I heard about this a long time ago but only in a old corrido. Check out "Los Ahijados del diablo" by Banda Movil. It's the corrido of your article. Saludos from Los Angeles, El Nemesis-

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    1. thank but the great translation was all Profe's. We worked together on this. There is an article "Rancho Diablo" making the rounds but we thought this was better...

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    2. Constanzo was "El Padrino" (Godfather) but because of the induction of his followers unto his communist cult, same for "la Madrina", mostly religious BS.
      Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo was el Padrino because of his leadership of his crime family, mostly drug trafficking.
      --alfredo castillo de kagada, the mexican government dignitary sent to trick the AutoDefensas in michoacan had a Cuban Santera and Sexotherapist that chose the elements that made it to policias rurales with H3 and los viagras, which combined with el mamito and el lazca and other bola de mamones, suggests Santeria is well entrenched in mexico, still among politicians and artistic world, probably the catholic church knows all about it and some are members, because of the twisted ways of the lord, I guess la madrina is sporting a full beard these days, after all those years in prison and the carpet diem, how say you, go funder her release?
      After all George Soros financed the release of the butchers of Acteal, and they got released, AND Mister Soros also has secret ties to all the most powerful in american politics irregardless of their political or sexual persuassion, well, not so secret anymore, heheheee LOL...

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    3. @Nemises

      In 1989 the band Brujeria was created inspired by these events.

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    4. Miguel angel gallardo was and is a piece of dogshit. Who ordered kids killed. He aint no fucking godfather. None of them half ass cartel bosses can be called by that title.

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    5. check out los ahijados del diablo, los leones del norte

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    6. check out los ahijados del diabli, los leones del norte

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    7. 6:31 do you know the na.es of the "boys" killed by El Padrino miguel angel felix gallardo?
      Because wholesale murdering in mexico started when carlos salinas de gortari was a dignitary working for Miguel de la madrid from 1982 to 1988,
      the worst was murdering Kiki Camarena in 1985 but that was a job ordered by the CIA in mexico, aka felix ismael rodriguez mendigutia,

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    8. When narcs and skulls mix you get narcosatanist eh?

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    9. The mexican west coast is all Malverde's, the east coast isa Santa Muerte and cubans, but in those days of constanzo, Carlos salinas de gortari (after his father raul salinas) and his brother raul, they were las meros riatas del narco trafico all over mexico, with control from monterrey, and los pinos, now carlos salinas de gortari is a "president" of Dow Jones,
      --Pos a güebo, 10 billion dollars should buy you more than a bathroom stall in LA MERCED, OR LOS PINOS...and cdg ain' going to prison anytime soon, the US of A says so, he a good fella.

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    10. Malverde is more of a durango and sinaloa thing. The rest pf tje mexican states are santa muerte

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    11. That's a lie malverde is all Mexico, I've seen people from Michoacán to Guanajuato praise him. Stop spreading lies

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    12. Malvern does not reach murder or blood sacrifices and has no other God than God himself or professes to have his own kingdom in he like la Santa muerte. Malverde celebrates and protects life not death.

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  3. They inspired the grindcore band Brujeria. Puro Juan Brujo! (yea, I know they have white members from other bands)

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    1. That they did
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SZdj2B1JQ8
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cULlfvY1XtE

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    2. Doom metal band Church of Misery has a song called El Padrino based on this story. Majority of their music is about notorious serial killers. For me personally Brujería is grindcore at its greatest along with Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, and Pig Destroyer. And if you know anything about metal and all of its sub genres. Then you should know that these are mediums that can actually elevate you into a higher state of consciousness. All without the use of drugs. I’ve managed 2 astral travel a number of times over the years. But my ass keeps falling along the way at some point. Black metal and post metal are best suited for this. Bands like Tool, Alcest, Agalloch, and Wolves In The Throne Room work 4 me while trying this. It might sound weird 4 those of you who don’t understand. But it actually works. - Sol Prendido

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    3. 1:34
      You have good taste in music but are you sure you astral traveled? That's impossible.

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    4. Good for you, old chap, keep trying. -- The Devil

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    5. @7:51 No it’s really not impossible. If you’ve ever suddenly awoken from a dream because in the dream you were falling. Then you’ve astral traveled without realizing it. This happens 2 many of us in life. Yet not many know of its existence and why it happens. If I ever got around 2 just being a constant practitioner I’m sure I’d be able 2 master it. But 4 now it just happens sporadically. It’s scary and fun all at the same time. Your taste in music determines if you can do it. Others have been known 2 do it with drugs or other means. I’d rather it just happen naturally. - Sol Prendido

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    6. 10:26 Otro pinchi loco, pa eso me gustabas soledá, ya no le hagas al cemento zapatero.

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    7. @ Sol Prendido, i've never associated astral travel with music...interesting to contemplate. Since i was a child i've often "crashed" back down during (involuntary/subconscious?) attempts to travel...always halfway between awake y asleep, usually accompanied by carefree images of myself skipping or gliding along, & i trip...hence the crashing sensation where my whole body jerks like eletric shock...its like a rubber band stretched too tight which snaps my astral self back down into my body, almost violently. I think all those many many attemps/crash landings stand out more in my memory than the successes. :-)

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    8. 4:34 pos yo hasta que usé una Jalester me senti agusto,
      pero ora que las conozco a usedes veo lo que me andaba perdiendo sin sus mamadotas. Thank you.

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    9. Sol Perdido, you lie AGAIN. You lifted your info directly from the Wikipedia article word for word about doom metal and pepper the rest with astral travel in another lame attempt to pretend you know more than what you actually do. Liar.

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  4. Their is a movie called Borderland. It's kind of similar to this guy.

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    1. The movie was based on this story

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    2. mark kilroy was tortured and killed.
      he did not get killed trying to escape by costanzo.
      theres a few books on it
      i think one is called "matamoros"

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  5. Great article!
    However, its all a bunch of spiritual mumbo jumbo. No such offerings or rituals will protect one from unwanted harm.
    My opinion is a bunch of paranoia individuals who literally are not right in the head.
    Just sickos nothing more!

    Nevertheless, interesting article BB.

    E42

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  6. Great read!! Thanks for all your guys and of course Chivis for all your hard work. The old stories definitely give insight to.how this all started.

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  7. I went to Padre Island High School spring break of 1989 and went each year after through 1994. Back then we'd drive from South Padre to Matamoros and drink until early morning and I remember the bridge crossing the Rio Grande and the line to go through Border Patrol would be thousands of kids coming back from a night of partying. We also used to drink in Ojinaga and Nuevo Laredo in high school, and throughout the day you would see families. Its crazy and sad for the past tourism workers how that long tradition of tourism has almost completely dissipated.

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    1. I know what your talking about im from Laredo.I used to go south padre when that happen.They were all types of stories that there were satanicos on the loose on the beach people were freaking out for a couple of days

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    2. Yup.. used to do the same thing. Sad whats its come to now.

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  8. This story comes up every spring brake here in the border. Theres a lot of horrific things happening right now to focus on old stories.

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    1. Get to writing, then; volunteer and submit something.

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    2. I like old stories in with the mix. I never heard of this happening, although I was just a kid.

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    3. Yeah, yeah, just in time for halloween, keep it up,
      Next I hope for cowwboys tall tales.

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  9. Profe and Chivis-thank you for a interesting article, it now has me searching for more, can anyone recommend a good book on this story? I was a toddler when this went down.

    You and chivis should collaborate more.

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    1. Not the easiest books to find but http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/book-review-narco-cults-understanding-the-use-of-afro-caribbean-and-mexican-religious-cultu

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    2. I recall when Tony was writing the book he asked me for information I may have on Palo. I knew so little so couldn't contribute, but I began studying the "religion". It was/is a very confusing religion with fluidity and countless metamorphosis. Nonetheless an interesting research.

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  10. "She was almost ninety meters tall "

    Tall heifer!

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    1. you can say that again! actually that is a direct translation from the article, but her real height is just shy of 6 foot 2
      still a tall heifer, verdad?

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    2. Pos pa orita ya esta bien ruca la güey, casi 70 años,

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    3. 7:58 a Monument of a woman, problem is they do not feel anything and lack a lot of sugar and spice, and like short hungry guys with money.

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    4. 6:30 A - I'm tall and I like tall men, and I'm the one that makes the money in the family. ;-)

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    5. 9:37 are you white, black, mexican, chinese, indian, and a monument?
      Russian women do not qualify, ok?
      We take it for granted that they are tall and bigger than big black bears.

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    6. 1056: I've never been compared to a black bear ;-) and definitely not Russian.

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  11. I dont practice santeria,,







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    1. 11:19 thanks for the earth shattering news,
      I hope we don't go thru another earthquake because of this.

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    2. I aint got no cristal ball

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    3. Ha, 11:19 and 7:55

      Lyrics from Sublime

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    4. 11:19 and and 7:55 as long as you have your pedorro in the right place, you don't need anything else, but maybe a mirror.

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    5. If i had a million dollars i spend it all.

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    6. If i could find that Heina and that Sancho that she found...
      :-)

      RIP ♡B.N.♡

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  12. these users should rename to im from sinaloa, cdg, cjng, usa or los zatas

    dont be onanymous pu55ies

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    1. 12:31 anonymous have no pretenses or want to make friends with the likes of you, that the idea, kakastan...

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  13. Your neighbor's doing a black magic on you is the biggest threat of them all. One time while I was living in la piedad michoacan. My grandma's house was pretty much curse. We were getting sick a lot and I was having nightmares. We even heard noises. We moved to another house. Nevered got sick or have nightmares again

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    1. For real. I've spoken to satan he's a huge serpent who walks upright. Scales fangs horns tail the lot. You'll recognize his horns because they point out from his forehead towards you, very distinctive and unforgettable to see.

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    2. Well, what did he have to say when you spoke? I thought the devil was supposed to be a beautiful man, anyway.

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    3. La vecina y su magia negra me pelan la verga wey.

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    4. 9:06 la vibora no dijo nada, nomás me dio unas cachetadas con los güebos, pero como eran de vibora, is don't matter.
      Atte @8:00

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    5. 1242, that sounds interesting.

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    6. Black magic almost turned me mariposon.

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  14. My parents were living in matamoros when all that happened. People were not used to any of that stuff back in the days, now it's everyday in tamaulipas and all of mexico. But I know the cartel pay hundreds of thousands of pesos for brujos that come from Cuba to baptized "coronados" them. They will get a checked Mark on their chest after being baptized"untouchable". Heard stories also when they will camp out in the sierras or montes cooking meth and see or hear creepy shit at night.

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    1. Constanzo called his marked godsons RAYADOS, because of the marks he used to make on them for their initiation.

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  15. The morning after the Kilroy kid disappeared a Matamoros resident that worked with me on South Padre told me a spring breaker was drunk throwing rocks and bricks through store windows a few blocks from the typical spring break party area, the police showed up and shot him in the head, the police told the people in the area to leave, an ambulance showed up and they sent if away, then a station wagon showed up with police driving it and picked up the body and drove off with it.

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  16. Mexico has a history of human sacrifice- Moctezuma.

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    1. Christianity itself is based on human sacrifice. a mix of pagan roman cults (like getting nailed to a cross), drinking blood (now just wine because obviously Christianity nowadays is a soft version of what it really was supposed to be)

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    2. thanks for enlightening us Mr.Maher

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