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On this blog, I have a great deal of posts related to the strange, and twisted Arizona politics that control the minds and bodies of Latin@s. With that said, it's only natural that I would write a short story that addresses this socio-political landscape that continues to operate under the mythos of the Southwest, despite the pre-existing historical trajectory of Latin@ occupation and migration through the borderlands of the US.
Taking place on Dia de los Muertos, "Estado de los Muertos" incorporates elements and knowledge from Mesoamerican culture that is often dismissed by those fetishizing representations of the Southwest visible in such popular culture manifestations as those in the cowboy-western genre, and, specifically noted in "Estado de los Muertos," Tony Hillerman novels.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention a recent news story regarding Disney and Dia de los Muertos covered on Pocho.com: http://pocho.com/walt-disney-inc-wants-to-trademark-dia-de-los-muertos-toon/
Some nice Dia de los Muertos images: