Antonio Vazquez, Mexico's self-styled "Grand Warlock", has made his annual new year forecasts, including the prediction that the US President Barack Obama will fail to regain the White House.
His record, however, has been mixed. In 2008, for example, he wrongly predicted the death of the pop star Britney Spears and in 2011 he forecast the assassination of a South American leader. But he did predict weakness in the euro.
Mr Vazquez, who uses tarot card readings and astrology, also suggested at a press conference that witchcraft was to blame for the recent cancer cases among South American leaders, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.