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Palo Mayombe

Convicted of Cemetery Theft
Miriam Mirabal, of Newark, NJ, has been found guilty of stealing human remains from cemeteries for use in Palo Mayombe religious rituals, which involve placing the remains in cauldrons so practitioners can invoke the spirits of the deceased to harm selected individuals. (AP, Internet, 5/3/04) [csr 3.2 2004 2004]