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Cortege During the Night - Senhoras da Boa Morte

Ladies of The Tradition: Festa da Irmandade da Boa Morte

The Festival of the Sisterhood of Boa Morte (Good Death). The social marginalised women that  preserve the roots of Afro-Brazilian traditions. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xkLZhJsI7Ok/SSLrRT_tb-I/AAAAAAAAAnI/yFOXEY8PT-k/s1600/Irmandade%2Bda%2BBoa%2BMorte-Cachoeira[/caption]   For five days every August since 1820,…



Pope John Paul II on a visit to Brazil in 1997

Latin America: Papal politics

Latin Americans celebrate the historic canonisation of two popes; as the spiritual influence of the Church declines, it emerges as a political force Last Sunday, thousands celebrated the canonisation of…








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Brazil 09/10/11

Dilma meets Blatter to discuss World Cup preparations, auto giants announce huge investment in Brazil, and the country’s Catholic population hits an all-time low.


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The Caribbean 25/04/11

Staff of two Dominican hospitals are cautioned for sending home a patient discovered to be HIV positive, whilst in Puerto Rico, Easter festivities are reinterpreted in the name of political…