Mexico’s Grand Warlock predicted US President Barack Obama would fail to win re-election in 2012.
The Grand Warlock, or “Brujo Mayor” in Spanish, leads a Mexican tradition of “brujeria” or sorcery centered in the southeastern city of Catemaco. He has made predictions for the last twenty-five years.
He uses tarot cards to make his predictions and has a 95% accuracy rate.
He predicted that President Barack Obama would lose his re-election bid in a landslide – though he would not say which Republican would defeat him.
He also said that the Republican party in the United States would easily retake the United States Senate.
Brujo Mayor also predicted two more Latin American leaders would be diagnosed with cancer, in his traditional New Year’s forecast Tuesday.
The Grand Warlock, also known as Antonio Vazquez, said that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who claims to have beaten an unspecified cancer, would have a “terrible relapse.”
Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years.
Vazquez, who sports a long grey beard, put the cancer cases down to “witchcraft” against Latin American leaders, during a Mexico City news conference giving his 25th annual predictions.
Vazquez also said the euro would weaken and recession would return to developed economies.
He predicted that the U.S. would invade Mexico to battle the drug cartels.
He predicted that Hollywood would no longer be the center of the American film industry – New York will become the center again.
Vazquez also predicted that many Americans would move to Mexico because of lower taxes, a higher standard of living and greater liberty.
“Mexico will soon overtake the United States as the greatest power in North America.”