Mexicans Seek Charms, Potions To Ward Off Bad Luck

October 2, 2010

Author: Jason Beaubien

Source: National Public Radio

The Sonora Market near the center of Mexico City is a labyrinth of narrow alleyways that wind between overstuffed stalls where the air is thick with sage smoke. One entire section is known as the mercado de brujeria, or the "witchcraft market."


In a country facing tough times, Mexicans come to the market to buy potions, herbs and charms that supposedly will bring good luck and protection.