For foreigners in Mexico, at least those accustomed to gray skies and who wish for snow on Christmas, it can be hard to get into the holiday spirit sometimes. That’s compounded in a year like this, where, in my home at least, we opted for a Christmas tree sticker on the wall instead of a live one to avoid having our one-year-old climbing up the branches.

This is not to mention all of the wearying reports of drug violence that can give one a dim view of the nation. Fortunately, there is some good news this Christmas season that truly does warm the heart.

My colleague Deborah Bonnello created a documentary for AFP about a group of youths from an evangelical church in Ciudad Juarez who are quietly protesting murder and mayhem on the streets by dressing as angels and demanding drug traffickers to repent.

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