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The borders of faith by Howard Yanez

A healer or priest at the temple of Maria Lionza Queen in Sorte Mountains, Yaracuy, Venezuela. Maria Lionza is the deity of a widely spread popular religion in Venezuela. Picture part of an  essay by Howard Yanes The Borders of Faith in Venezuela. Howard says :"This are religions or beliefs from which no one speaks clearly but everydoby  knows they exist. Everybody pretends they are irrelevant, some of them even could laugh about this beliefs  but nobody would dare to remove those pieces of voodoo ceremony you can find at any cementery, or to close down the illegal shops selling animals for sacrifice."

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A healer or priest at the temple of Maria Lionza Queen in Sorte Mountains, Yaracuy, Venezuela. Maria Lionza is the deity of a widely spread popular religion in Venezuela. Picture part of an essay by Howard Yanes The Borders of Faith in Venezuela. Howard says :"This are religions or beliefs from which no one speaks clearly but everydoby knows they exist. Everybody pretends they are irrelevant, some of them even could laugh about this beliefs but nobody would dare to remove those pieces...
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Headline: Venezuela frontiers of faith
Author: Howard Yanez/Archivolatino


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