Voodoo Archive

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Growing menace of Voodoo

In a West London council flat, an African witch doctor gives a blood-curdling account of the ritual slaughter of a child and reveals the growing menace in Britain of Voodoo My contact had told me to wait outside Queen’s Park …

Jail term cut in voodoo death appeal

AMSTERDAM — A 24-year-old woman was sentenced on Wednesday in the Leeuwarden Appeals Court to 18 months jail for assaulting a five-year-old girl during a voodoo-like ritual. Intended to rid the victim of the devil, the ritual killed the girl. …

Haiti Voodoo Pilgrimage Draws Thousands

Associated Press, July 26, 2003 http://www.kansascity.com/ MICHAEL NORTON, Associated Press PLAINE DU NORD, Haiti – Carrying candles and a heavy spiritual debt, Josephine Derulien walked for 17 hours to reach this small farming town, swollen by thousands of people during …

Voodoo a religion in Haiti

DPA, Apr. 8, 2003 http://www.news24.com/   Port-AU-Prince – The government of Haiti has recognised Voodoo as a religion, President Jean-Bertrand Aristede announced Monday in celebration of a Haitian independence fighter. Aristede, in commemorating the 200th death day of national hero …

Minnesotan gets three years in voodoo killing

Associated Press, Feb. 23, 2003 http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/3669742.html SUPERIOR, WIS. — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to three years in prison under a plea agreement for acting as an accomplice in the 1997 voodoo ritual killing of his uncle, a Minneapolis …

Bad taste: Voodoo fashion for teens

Sunday Mail (Australia), Dec. 2, 2002 http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/ By Education Reporter NHADA GOODFELLOW A voodoo doll for teenage girls – sold with pins and “malicious” spells – has caused outrage among school teachers and principals. The product, which has with it …

Voodoo a Legitimate Religion, Anthropologist Says

National Geographic News, Oct. 21, 2002 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ Brian Handwerk Voodoo is widely regarded as a mysterious and sinister practice that’s taboo in many cultures. The mere word conjures images of bloody animal sacrifices, evil zombies, dolls stuck with pins, and …

NLRB charges nursing home that alleged use of voodoo

Associated Press, August 9, 2002 http://www.sptimes.com/2002/08/09/news_pf/State/NLRB_charges_nursing_.shtml MIAMI — A nursing home that accused union organizers of using voodoo tactics has been accused by federal officials of mistreating workers. The National Labor Relations Board said it found evidence of illegal surveillance, …

Activists plan campaign against voodoo tricksters

Express News Service, July 24, 2002 http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=24410 Mumbai, July 24: ANTI-SUPERSTITION groups in the city on Wednesday cited the poor conviction rate in criminal cases against voodoo practioners as the chief reason for the mushrooming of the Baba Bangali cult …