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Voodoo And Power In Haiti

At the beginning in Africa, voodoo was there, more specifically in West Africa around Nigeria, Togo and Benin. Some anthropologists trace the origin of voodoo to 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. It was brought into Haiti, then St Domingue, through the Middle Passage around 1517 when Las Casas negotiated a permit from the King of Spain to start selling permits to transport black Africans to the Western Hemisphere. 

Jean H. Charles
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