• Glenn Wilson
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    Mexpatriate Steve: Yesterday we talked about the catrinas on Barra de Navidad's malecon -- and a bit of the history of why they were there (hello, dollies).

    Between the time I shot them and posted, the catrinas suffered an ignominious fate.

    I shot them on Tuesday. Even then, you can see that someone has had his way with this catrina. One arm was amputated and the other pulled out of joint. She looks as if she had fallen into the hands of ISIS.

    Well, apparently, that analogy is not quite as offensive as it first seems. I received news yesterday after my essay was published: "Somebody went down to the Malecon yesterday and dismembered several of the Catrinas. For no reason. They cut of hands and heads and clothes. So very sad! What is wrong with the world??????"

    Continue reading at mexpatriate — in the key of steve: catrina, meet marie antoinette. More #mexpatriate.

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