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Culture June 2017

Brazil. Bumba Meu Boi. A Passionate and Rhythmic Folkloric Festival.

A very comic-dramatic dance and festival, particularly in Northern Brazil, Bumba-Meu-Boi tells the story of the death and resurrection of an ox. Beginning as a simple street festival, over time the festival has incorporated local legends, music and dances wherever it is performed. In this month of June, with different names, it is celebrated throughout …

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Combretum Collinum. Highly Valued Medicinal Plant.

The plant plays a fundamental role in treatment and management of numerous kinds of diseases. The preparation of the herbal remedy from Combretum collinum can be in the form of infusions, or as a decoction. Combretum collinum (Fresen); commonly referred to as bush willows belongs to the plant family combretaceae. It is a small to…

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Panama. The Dance of the Macaws.

Every June, La Villa de los Santos celebrates the traditional Feast of Corpus Christi, mixing religion with popular festivities. Dances, theatrical performances, and parading parrampanes and mojigangas take over the town for several days. One of the important dances performed  during the feat is the ‘Dirty Little Devils’. La Villa is a town in the…

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Peru. The Inca woven rope bridge.

Q’eswachaka is the last surviving example of an Inca suspension woven rope bridge in the Andes. It is made of natural fibres and built according to pre-Columbian techniques. Each June, four rural communities carry out an ancient tradition that stems back to the age of the Incan civilization; they spend three days rebuilding the rope…

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Advocacy

Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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Baobab

The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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