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PHOTOS: Cuban Santaria Rituals Of Drumming, Singing And Sacrificing Bring In New Year

AP | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban followers of the Santeria faith are singing, beating sacred drums and sacrificing animals to give thanks for the year's blessing...

What Kind Of Monster Sews A Family Photo Into A Live Chicken?

Posted 11.20.2013 | Miami

Who would do that? Authorities in Miami opened an investigation after a young, live chicken was discovered with a photograph and other items sewn i...

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

Human Skull Found In Clay Pot Near Margate Golf Course

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 09.08.2013 | Miami

MARGATE -- -- After finding a human skull and trinkets in a clay pot in a canal near the Oriole Executive Golf Course Monday morning, police launched ...

Human Remains, Makeshift Altar Found At Home Of Alleged Santeria Practitioners

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Human remains and a makeshift altar were recently discovered in the backyard of a California home where the resident reportedly practiced Santeria. ...

Grisly Sacrifice Washes Ashore Behind South Beach Condo

Posted 01.07.2013 | Miami

A headless goat and several chickens, possibly sacrificed in a Santeria ritual, were discovered floating in Biscayne Bay behind a South Beach luxury c...

Two Human Fetuses Found In Luggage At MIA

Posted 05.22.2012 | Miami

Customs agents at Miami International Airport discovered a pair of human fetuses in the luggage of two women returning home from Cuba in January, as f...

Baby Skulls Being Stolen For Santeria?

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.09.2012 | Miami

As first reported by WSVN, bodies at Miami cemetery Lincoln Memorial Park have been robbed and disturbed for what is believed to be use in Santeria ri...

Cuba Santeria Priests Reject Doomsday Prediction

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

HAVANA -- A body of top Afro-Cuban priests is predicting a year of change and upheaval in 2012, but the group says fears the world will end are wrong....

Police Employees Fired After Attempting To Put Santeria Curse On City Manager

Posted 01.30.2012 | Miami

Two North Miami Beach Police Department employees have been fired for plotting to put a Santeria curse on the city manager. Officer Elizabeth Torr...

Ray Sanchez

'In Good Times And Bad, They Come To The Botanica' | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

Cuba's Forced Atheism Cedes Room to Its Patron Saint

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Yesterday, Queen Street's noisy traffic stopped, the indigents rose from the ground and the food kiosks closed for a while. It was the day of pilgrimage of the Virgin of Charity, whose worship now spreads among Cubans after decades of forced atheism.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Girl Injured During Animal Sacrifice Ritual In NJ

My Fox New York | Christine Persichette | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Authorities have accused three people of cutting a child and forcing her to watch an animal sacrifice inside a Paterson home....

Max Pollak's RumbaTap: A Polyrhythmic Explosion Of Afro-Cuban Sounds (VIDEO)

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As a dancer and percussionist, Max Pollak blurs the distinction between dance and music by creating solid, percussive sounds and patterns with man's given instrument: the body.