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Obama as Our Lady of Guadalupe is dealing with Mexico/US border issues, which include drug trafficking, violence and the illegal immigration policy. He is holding a green bong that resembles a gun. Behind him there are the Minuteman Project fundraising coins and fictitious North American Currency Union Amero coins. Next to him is a Day of the Dead skull musician who is standing on a huge Marijuana bud placed atop the $207 million cash pile; the money was seized from Zhenli Ye Gon’s house in Mexico City. Obama is standing on an American flag; he is protected by fences, border patrol camera towers, a “Mary Jane” National Park logo and a Minuteman with a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull mask. In front of the fence stands the Tijuana San Diego border death monument, a protest against the Operation Guardian that caused over 3,000 Mexican deaths.
An image appropriated from Diego Rivera’s mural depicts an immigrant with the Immigrant Solidarity Network logo on his basket, trying to enter the US territory, while being searched by a DEA agent.
On the Mexican side, the leader of Sinaloa Cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán dressed as “Narcos Libre” is holding a M4-Carbine, shooting marihuana buds at Obamacita, while standing on top of a huge pile of cocaine packages. In front of him, Felipe Calderón, disguised as Juan Diego, is wearing a Zapatista hat and featuring a logo of PEMEX on his chest. Although he is kneeling down, he is holding a squirting gas nozzle pointing towards Obama.
The desert background contains the following elements: “Weed’mas” trees, oil drills, border patrol mobile watchtower units, truck filled with packaged drugs, human skeletons, the Dramatic Prairie Dog and a flyer on a cactus, which says “America is a Continent, Not a Country.”