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Mormons in Mexico: A brief history of polygamy, cartel violence and faith

Updated : November 07, 2019 03:18 PM IST

Members of Utah’s Latter-Day Saints community emigrated to Mexico in the 1880s to follow their religious beliefs by living in polygamous families, which was illegal in the United States.
Polygamy was illegal in Mexico, too, but the government there offered a flexible definition of family and did not enforce its anti-polygamy laws.
Mormons broke away from Utah’s Church of Latter-Day Saints years ago.
Mormons in Mexico: A brief history of polygamy, cartel violence and faith
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