Category Archives: Multimedia

Audio Slideshow: Saint Of Death

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Mexico is experiencing a horrifying wave of violence. So it’s not surprising that the religious cult, Santa Muerte – or the Saint of Death – has gained a following. Narration and all photos by Lorne Matalon.

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Audio Slideshow: Buddhism In Mexico

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Lorne Matalon visits a touring display of ancient Tibetan relics in Mexico City and tells us how Buddhism is gaining popularity in mostly-Catholic Mexico. Narration and all photos: Lorne Matalon.

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Audio Slideshow: Mexico’s Thriving Art Scene

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Lorne Matalon explores Mexico’s thriving art scene, which has been attracting more and more foreign-born artists. Narration and all photos: Lorne Matalon.

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Audio Slideshow: Mexico Kidnapping

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With an escalating war between Mexico’s drug cartels and the government, security is the number one issue as Mexico prepares for midterm elections next year. But adding to fears expressed by many Mexicans is a recent surge in kidnapping with victims from all social classes. Narration and all photos: Lorne Matalon.

Update: In December 2008 the Mexican authorities told the family featured in this slideshow that they’ve positively identified remains found recently in the Mexico City area as those of abducted Silvia Vargas Escaleras.

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