NM weekly newspaper’s cover with draw fire

June 27, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An alternative newsweekly in Santa Fe is drawing fire over its cover with an image of a woman in a bikini who strongly resembles [auth] Our Lady of Guadalupe.

KOB-TV reports ( that Catholics around New Mexico are upset over the Santa Fe Reporter’s 2013 summer guide cover.

On the cover is a bikini-clad woman sipping a drink around an Our Lady of Guadalupe-type background while a shirt-less cowboy in a pink hat looks on.

In a statement, the Reporter said the intent in the design was to incorporate an important part of Santa Fe’s culture.

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico.

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