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Culture May 2015

Mexico. The Mexicaneros. A space in time

The Mexicaneros, are an ethnic group, who keep their traditions and costumes alive through celebrations, dances, and rituals. The Mexicaneros are an ethnic group currently settled in three villages: Santa Cruz, in the state of Nayarit, San Agustin de San Buenaventura and San Pedro Jícoras in the southeast of the state of Durango. They speak…

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Benin. How much does a funeral cost?

Over the last twenty years and every week from Thursday afternoon until Saturday at dawn, the roads leading to Cotonou in Benin become the stage for deeply felt and increasingly expensive funeral practices. A long procession of cars follows two police motorcycles with sirens wailing which escort a hearse; some cameramen film the parade and…

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Music – A Bantu from Canada

Bantu originally meant “people” in many African languages, but it did not take long before it assumed a different, almost derogatory meaning. Bantu, for instance, was the bureaucratic word used to label all South African blacks during the apartheid era. Now a 29 years old Canadian-Congolese singer is trying – in his own way –…

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Book review – Boko Haram

It was officially launched on February 28, a mere month before the scheduled date for the Nigerian general election, but Mike Smith’s Boko Haram. Inside Nigeria’s unholy war is by no means an ‘instant book’. First of all, it arises out of years of research and field work: from 2010 to 2013, Smith was the…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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