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Young Haitian-Americans Return to Voodoo

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Young Haitian-Americans Return to Voodoo

Voodoo, also spelled vodou, is witnessing a resurgence among younger Haitian-Americans. In southern Florida, where the Haitian community is estimated to be close to 300,000, scholars and voodoo priests say more people in their 20s and 30s are finding the religion.

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Santeria: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Santeria: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

A woman is telling a tall tale of a non-existent Santeria Voodoo, church members that abducted her and a MacGyver-like escape out of the movies. The Flager and St. Johns Sheriffs are buying the story - and it appears that Santeria will pay the cost of admission.

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Voodoo Doll or Scare Tactics? Definately Media Hype

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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Volusia County deputies are investigating a voodoo doll was left on the lawn of a Deltona city commissioner. The 6-inch figurine was handmade of cloth and possibly grass, and tied together with string or yarn, and contains a picture of Commissioner Zenaida Denizac on the head of the doll.

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Healer wants recognition for Haiti’s Vodou

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Healer wants recognition for Haiti’s Vodou

Max Beauvoir, 68, of the Temple of Yehwe in Mariani, Haiti, said politicians, humanitarian organisations, and Christian leaders from abroad have refused to acknowledge the role of the religion in the country's culture for 200 years. As a result, Haiti is on the brink of total collapse, and he believes Vodou gods are upset.

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Voodoo Day celebrated in Benin

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Thousands of followers have gathered in Benin in the seaside town of Ouidah to celebrate National Voodoo Day. They met at a beach called the point of no return, where slaves left on ships for the Americas centuries ago, taking their religion with them. Of Benin's seven million citizens, 65% believe in Voodoo. The day has been a national holiday for a decade.

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