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VODOU & RELIGION IN HAITI

Vodou is a religion – it is also a major feature of Haitian history, society, culture and identity. Vodou inspired the slave revolution that created the modern state of Haiti, and serves as the inspiration for huge numbers of Haitian artists and musicians. Read more about it here.

Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
Danger Signs After Coup Bid (HB45)
8.76MB Political tensions deepened and violence flared following an apparent coup attempt against the government on the night of the 16th December. Around 30 armed men took over the Presidential Palace, but after exchanges of gunfire with police who...

Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
9.13MB The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of Emmanuel 'Toto' Constant. Haiti's number one terrorist fled to the US in...

Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
8.38MB After a year-long campaign, the labour union representing some 300 workers at the Marnier-Lapostelle orange plantation in northern Haiti has won wage increases and some improvements in conditions. In late July, the French company that imports...

Reappraising Vodou (HB28)
Reappraising Vodou (HB28)
1.51MB Vodou, the religion of Haiti, is a major feature of Haitian history, society, culture and identity. ...
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Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
9.04MB The 'gran manjè' - literally the big eaters - are the 'fat cats', the corrupt politicians, the government bureaucrats and other Haitians officials who are getting rich off the backs of the poor. The anti-gran manjè theme sponteneously erupted...

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