Mexico City - (Rioters): The traditional Holy Saturday festivities of burning Judas effigies wil commence today with the ritual brning of a puppet of George W Bush who is viewed by most Mexicans as the incarnation of the New Testament arch-traitor.
Celebrations willo start with crowds gathering to insult, beat, and finally burn dummy figures personifying Bush.
The custom dates from the time of Bush's election as Governor of Texas and symbolises God's punishment for taking the Ancient American Order of the Skull 'n' Bones' 30 pieces of silver.
The symbolic rite will aos be replicated all over Latin America and espeically in Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela.
The only negative in these historic events is that Venezuela's people will for once be sober after their President Hugo Chavez declared an anti-booze Fatwa after failing to impose state-controlled liquor sanctions on his thirsty voters.
But in Mexico effigies of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeldt will be going up in flames accompanied by liberal public pourings of Ouzo, Mescal and Tequila Slammers.
There will also be plenty of effigies representing Tony Blair whose dummy is said to be made out of back copies of UK conservative newspapers The Daily Fascist and the Fascist on Sunday, recycled from the nearby British Embassy.
Additionally Mexico City museum curators have organised a competition for the best dummy.
Last year judges were torn between a Cheney goatsucker dummy and a Bush Senior satan-sucking incubus.
The top prize is a year's supply of beer donated from the Holy Miracles local brewery.