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Thousands dance for dead at All Souls Procession

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans crowded downtown streets Sunday night, dancing in celebration and walking somberly in memory of the dead. The finale, after a two-mile walk, saw a giant urn filled with messages to the departed ceremoniously set aflame. (with photos)... Read more»

All Souls Procession

All Souls events celebrate passed loved ones

“Put it on wheels, strap it to your back, wear it, put lights in it, walk or ride it” - all fitting ways to honor loved ones who have passed, All Souls Procession organizers said. (with videos)... Read more»

Mexican news

Roundup: A look south of the border

A roundup of news coverage from the Mexican side of the border: Gringos causing trouble, holiday observances, Mexicans in Canada, and Anonymous vs. Los Zetas.... Read more»3

'Flor de Muertos' captures Tucson's essence on film

Shortly after the Jan. 8th shootings, I lamented that “Tucson” would become a synonym for a tragedy, since the city hadn’t distinguished itself in any other notable way. But this weekend brings a screening of an extraordinary film that not only celebrates the best of Tucson, but nails its essence for anyone who’s never had the good fortune to visit here.... Read more»

All Souls Procession: Lively celebration of all things dead

Tucson’s annual All Souls Procession is a strange and fantastic event. It can be disturbingly grotesque and inspiringly beautiful. Awe, fear, sadness and joy all mix freely in the the most emotionally complex public event you will find in America... Read more»

Mercado Sonora

In hard times, Mexican 'witchcraft market' sells good fortune

As the country remains stuck in the economic downturn, more and more Mexicans are turning to unorthodox remedies for their money woes. Feeling abandoned and disillusioned, they look to magic powders, potions, soaps and lotions for a helping hand in life.... Read more»

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