Drug cartels delivered toys and pastries to needy families throughout Mexico during the Epiphany celebration in yet another attempt to improve their public image. The very public outreach efforts come as Mexico’s government remains unable to curb the escalating violence taking place across the country.
In several parts of Mexico, the celebration of the Epiphany is known as the Día de Reyes or the “Day of the Kings.” Children routinely receive toys while adults share a pastry known as Rosca de Reyes, similar to Kings Bread.
As Breitbart Texas reported, one faction of the Gulf Cartel delivered several pastries in the town of El Mezquital, near Matamoros. Soon after, a state police officer was quoted by local media claiming that they had been patrolling the roads and the Gulf Cartel had not delivered pastries or presents.
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