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Latest Activity: Mar 8
Started by Secular Forces 2013 Oct 16, 2012.
how about corruption (same as CUba imhoin Puerto Reeekohhhhhttp://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/08/atheist-cop-sues-after-being-...
Caught this on PBS last night whoa!http://youtu.be/3XO5iOXIPg8cubassecretside.com
Is 'this' Cuba? hrmmm.. not quite
Cuba is officially a secular state. After having long maintained that churches were fronts for subversive political activity, the government reversed course in 1992, amending the constitution to characterize the state as secular instead of atheist. It has many faiths representing the widely varying culture. Roman Catholicism was the largest religion; it was brought to the island by the Spanish and remains the dominant faith, with 11 dioceses, 56 orders of nuns, and 24 orders of priests. In January 1998, Pope John Paul II paid a historic visit to the island, invited by the Cuban government and Catholic Church. The religious landscape of Cuba is also strongly marked by syncretisms of various kinds. Catholicism is often practiced in tandem with Santería, a mixture of Catholicism and other, mainly African, faiths that include a number of cults. La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (the Virgin of Cobre) is the Catholic patroness of Cuba, and a symbol of Cuban culture. In Santería, she has been syncretized with the goddess Oshun.
In 2006, Fidel Castro took ill and withdrew from public life. The following year, Raúl Castro became Acting President, replacing his brother as the de facto leader of the country. In a letter dated 18 February 2008, Castro announced his formal resignation at the 2008 National Assembly meetings, saying "I will not aspire nor accept—I repeat I will not aspire or accept—the post of President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief." In March 2012, the now-retired Fidel Castro met Pope Benedict XVI during the latter's visit to Cuba; the two men discussed the role of the Catholic Church in Cuba, which has a large Catholic community. In July 2012, Cuba received its first American goods shipment in over 50 years, following the partial relaxation of the US embargo to permit humanitarian shipments. In October 2012, Cuba announced the abolition of its much-disliked exit permit system, allowing its citizens more freedom to travel abroad.
whoa check out comments within URLhttp://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/05/3082959/lights-still-out-in-c...
One day dammit.. we'll be visiting w/o the bs:
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