Mexico's new president promises attention on Indigenous issues. During the inauguration he dropped…
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Mexico's new president promises attention on Indigenous issues. During the inauguration he dropped to his knees in a cloud of incense as indigenous healers performed a rite of purification, brushing him with bunches of herbs. Story from the Los Angeles Times.
Herbs, incense, a wooden staff — Mexico's indigenous cultures take the inaugural stage to purify the new president
Observers said the cleansing of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was the first time in memory that such an indigenous rite had been incorporated into a Mexican presidential inauguration. Lopez Obrador vowed to "give special attention to the indigenous people of Mexico."