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Halloween may be a night for tricks, treats, and ghouls for most kids, but it meant an entirely different kind of celebration for those growing up in the Black church…

The filmmakers behind the new Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor believe the astrologer’s message of love will resonate with a new generation

Walter Mercado in Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado. Photos: Netflix

At the height of his decades-long career on Spanish-language television, Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado reached about 120 million people with his inspirational Zodiac sign readings. Now, eight months after his death, Mercado is poised to reach millions more; Mucho Mucho Amor, a documentary about the famed mystic’s life, debuts on Netflix this week.

Co-directors Kareem Tabsch and Cristina Costantini and producer Alex Fumero began working on the film after Mercado’s moving-out-of-Miami estate sale in 2017 attracted a surprising number of young people and got the three filmmakers talking about the Puerto Rican icon’s legacy. Mercado began as a dancer…

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