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Mexico's 'Holy Death' cult growing

6 June 2011 Last updated at 07:08 BST

A cult which reveres death is growing rapidly in Mexico and its influence is now spreading to neighbouring countries including the US.

The cult of the Holy Death is a mix of Catholic faith with indigenous and pagan beliefs.

Critics say it is the preferred faith of drugs traffickers and criminals, whilst its followers claim they are being persecuted.

Julian Miglierini reports.