In this Feb. 12, 2013 photo, Arely Vazquez Gonzalez, a Mexican immigrant and transgender woman, is shown with her alter to La Sante Muerte at her Queens, NY apartment. La Santa Muerte, an underworld saint most recently associated with the violent drug trade in Mexico, now is spreading throughout the U.S. among a new group of followers ranging from immigrant small business owners to artists and gay activists. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

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In this Feb. 12, 2013 photo, Arely Vazquez Gonzalez, a Mexican immigrant and transgender woman, is shown with her alter to La Sante Muerte at her Queens, NY apartment.  La Santa Muerte, an underworld saint most recently associated with the violent drug trade in Mexico, now is spreading throughout the U.S. among a new group of followers ranging from immigrant small business owners to artists and gay activists.  (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
In this Feb. 12, 2013 photo, Arely Vazquez Gonzalez, a Mexican immigrant and transgender woman, is shown with her alter to La Sante Muerte at her Queens, NY apartment. La Santa Muerte, an underworld saint most recently associated with the violent drug trade in Mexico, now is spreading throughout the U.S. among a new group of followers ranging from immigrant small business owners to artists and gay activists. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
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