By Roc Herms
7 Aug 2008
They say that Mexico means "City of the Messiah" (Hebrew Mesi), others attribute the name to the god Mecitli. Whatever happens, Aztec or Catholic, God has always been very present in this culture.
Since the symbol of their capital (an angel), to the thousands of religious messages launched in lighters, T-shirts, caps and key rings.
A kind of religious pop art floods everything. Religion is to Mexico what Warhol was to art: the icon leaves the temple, gets popularized, banalized until it loses his mystical aura.
God is everywhere. In a country where 45% of the population lives under poverty, it's no strange to seek salvation behind any corner.