THE FLIP SIDE OF MEXICO: RISKY

It is painful to say it but an alarm must be sounded for those people in Europe, the U.S. and South America who are fond of Mexico and its sunny beaches. These are getting increasingly dangerous. Having been several times to Cancun and the enchanting Riviera Maya, let me extend a piece of advice. It…

Benin:Voodoo and Remembrance of Slavery

  In Benin, a small country squeezed in between the narrow Togo and the powerful Nigeria, voodoo reigns supreme. In January, its population honors the voodoo practice with a national celebration in Ouidah that gathers in this place ten of thousands of adepts and the “fetish priests”. Centuries ago, Portuguese had landed in what came…