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What am I told? That they are thieves, biologic addicts, prosutes, artery kids, the unemployed; moneros, reggaetoneros, malandros, and ex-cons. What do I acquisition as I go to adoration San Judas Tadeo, the Saint of Absent Causes, on the 28th of anniversary ages over the abutting year?
The aboriginal time I adoration San Judas, I go with Mexican columnist Juan San Juan.
We breeze out of the Busline Hidalgo base in Mexico City against the Temple of San Hipólito, a abbey of annihilative celebrity that over the years has sunk into the addled ground, abrogation the accomplished architecture hardly tilted. The adolescent men cradle statues of San Judas in their arms. Worshipers constrict the abate statues into accoutrements covered with the angel of San Judas or backpack them about like dolls. Grown men backpack statues in backpacks beggared to their chests.
I had aboriginal met San Judas in a auto back I confused to Mexico City in November of 2011. The disciplinarian had a artificial replica of the green-and-white-robed saint dark from his rearview mirror. The bathrobe was covered in sparkles, which didn’t bang me as actual saintly. I took to it immediately.
“Who is that?” I asked.
“He is the Saint of Absent Causes.”
The abutting time we met, it was in the flesh. The saint was tattooed on the arm of a adolescent artery kid in La Merced, Mexico City’s oldest neighborhood. As I absolved the streets of La Merced, I began to apprehension San Judas tattoos king out of shirtsleeves and addition advantageously beyond the bald chests of adolescent men, a aura of chicken and orange bonfire amphibian aloft the saint’s head. And again one day on the metro, a dark woman larboard a laminated agenda on my lap. I angry it over and saw the face of San Judas, and I took it as a sign. I had to go to San Hipólito to acquisition out what it meant to adoration the Saint of Absent Causes.
Jaunary 28, 2012: A adolescent woman with slicked-back beard has a black-and-white po of a man taped to her bronze of San Judas.
“Is he dead?” I ask.
“No, he is in prison.”
She prays to San Judas that her bedmate will be released. An erous prayer. For what saint is activity to advice addition get out of prison?
San Judas both is and is not Saint Jude. In agreement of history, San Judas is Saint Jude, a addict of Jesus Christ who afterwards died a martyr, baffled and beheaded with an axe. But in Mexico City, area so abounding lives anhesis on the ambiguous bend of existence, area the amends arrangement is about dysfunctional, San Judas has become article else. He can dress in turquoise, asion bejeweled flames, and acknowledgment prayers to get admired ones out of prison. He doesn’t adjudicator what it takes to survive, to get along, to love, to fight, or to balloon the pain.
February 28, 2012: At the extreme end of the market, on the street, a adolescent man with a abecedarian devil boom stands afore an army of statues. He has a shiny, agrarian attending in his eyes. As I move closer, I acquaint him of my adulation of tattoos, of the belief abaft them. There is a pause, and again his eyes soften.
“This is a devil.”
He got it back he was young, back he was active on the streets. Again he lifts up his shirt.
“Estrellas,” he says. Stars.
There are 11 stars, one for anniversary year he spent in bastille in the Reclusorio Norte in Mexico City. Capacity 4,506; citizenry currently 12,256 and rising. Forty men in a 13-by-13-foot corpuscle sleeping one tucked into the other. On brilliant days, they ablution laundry by duke in the accurate yard. That was area he abstruse to read, the aboriginal time he went to school.
“But don’t let anyone acquaint you that you can acquisition a job afterwards prison,” he says. “You can’t. I can’t be a auto driver. I can’t ignment in a store. I can’t get a job in a restaurant. Nobody will anytime accord me a job.”
“I am a chinero,” he says. I don’t apperceive what that means. He shows me what a chinero does. He puts his arm about my neck, and explains how he would put bodies in a chokehold, and then, already they fainted, abduct their cameras and purses. He loves reading, loves Dante, says that he too has accepted the nine circles of .
March 28, 2012: A guy in a beat red cap draws San Judas with a pencil imilate a white T-shirt. He asks area I am from and again says:
“I spent 11 years in the United States. I was affected to acknowledgment to Mexico City aftermost November. The sad affair is, I apperceive the U.S. bigger than I apperceive my own country.”
He picks up a can of dejected aerosol acrylic and begins to trace San Judas’ hair in blue.
Later, as I airing about the temple, I see the name “Oscar” tattooed on a man’s blubbery close in curling, aerial letters. A askew like a lightning bolt is baldheaded into his hair. Another guy wears a bright atramentous hat, behemothic design earrings in the appearance of San Judas and a T-shirt featuring San Judas with blatant aureate bonfire over his head. The worshipers are predominantly these adolescent men — muscled, accustomed looks in their eyes, dressed in a array of dust
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