|Pope Benedict's Temporary Swiss/Mexican Guard|
Perhaps a temporary ceasefire in the bloody
wars in Mexico is a good thing as Benedict XVI is in town to sell the product.
The pope is actually in Mexico on church business and no truth to the rumors that crates of cash are going back with him on the papal plane to the Vatican bank (?).
No big deal accepting protection from followers of the Santa Muerte Mexican Catholic Crime Cult?
Looks like Pope Benedict won't need his bulletproof popemobile for his trip to Guanajuato this weekend. The Knights Templar, one of Mexico's most vicious drug cartels, has bizarrely anointed itself as the makeshift security force for His Holiness, proclaiming a ceasefire during his three-day visit and hanging up banners around the state warning rival gangs not to get trigger-happy. The group purged its own bloodthirsty urges ahead of time,dumping 10 severed heads outside a Teloloapan slaughterhouse this week. Don't think that gang members might have a spiritual reawakening after the pope's visit -- the murder moratorium is just for the weekend, so they can begin their carnage-heavy workweek again on Monday.